The Different Outcomes for Child Custody Cases

Child Custody Attorney In Williamsburg, Virginia

Issues involving children are usually the most emotional and contested part of any divorce proceedings. Hire a Child Custody Lawyer in Williamsburg, James City, New Kent County for the benefit of the children. It is usually better for the parents to try and work out all issues involving custody and visitation. If the parties should not be able to come to an agreement the court will and does step in to consider the best interest of the children.

Types of Child Custody

There are two main types of child custody: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to the right to make decisions about the child’s upbringing, such as decisions about education, religion, and medical care. Physical custody refers to the actual physical care and supervision of the child.

In some jurisdictions, joint custody is also recognized, which means that both parents have legal and physical custody of the child.

Another type is sole custody, which means that one parent has both legal and physical custody of the child, and the other parent has no custodial rights.

There is also split custody, this arrangement happens when there is more than one child in the family and each parent has primary or sole custody of one or more of the children.

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