Child Custody issues are associated with divorce, legal separations, court actions for domestic abuse, and many other family disputes. There are several types of custody. The parent with Legal Custody can make all decisions regarding the health, welfare and education of the child. Physical Custody determines which parent has the actual, physical right to be with the child. Joint Legal Custody is when both parents participate in reaching decisions regarding the health, education and welfare of the child. In Shared Custody both parents equally share the legal and physical custody of the child. Typically found only where both parents are able to resolve their personal differences and keep them in check for the sake of raising the child in a caring, nurturing environment. Visitation is the legal term for the right of a non-custodial parent to visit with their children.
Most Child Custody does not require an attorney. If your case involves substantial property, high monetary amount, legal rights, or criminal activity, you may want to consult an attorney before Child Custody to discuss the legal consequences. Child Custody laws and regulations monitor the duties, rights, and liabilities of adults and children. Mediator specializing in Child Custody might be able to provide assistance on Child Custody issues such as:
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