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.
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.
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.
For more information on child custody, please contact us for details.
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