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Child Custody

  1. Joint Custody
  2.  Joint custody is for both parents to share the custody of the children, where the court finds that both parents are fit to make major decisions for the children.
     The children typically reside with one parent, but both parents share in the decisions for the children regarding issues such as religion, health, education, etc.

  3. Sole Custody
  4.  If a parent is awarded sole custody, he or she will have the authority to make major decisions regarding the minor children.
     The other parent may still contribute their thoughts or may object if they believe that the decision is not in the child's best interests.

  5. Residential/Physical Custody
  6.  Often, one parent is deemed to be the custodial parent and the other is the non-custodial parent.
     The custodial parent is said to have the residential or physical custody of the children.
     Usually, the non-custodial parent would have visitation rights and would pay child support to the custodial parent.
     There are several exceptions this rule.

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