The Multiple Meanings of Child Custody
When most prospective clients come in for a consultation, they know what kind of physical custody they are looking to enjoy with their children. Many though do not realize that physical custody is not the only form of custody.
Whereas physical custody refers to the amount of time each parent is permitted physically with a child, there is also legal custody that covers major decision-making responsibilities affecting the children, including religion, choice of schools, extracurricular activities, health care, etc.
There are basically three possibilities: sole legal custody to Dad, sole legal custody to Mom, or legal custody to Dad and Mom jointly.