Often, the court designates one parent as the primary physical custodian, giving the other parent a schedule of temporary custody and visitation. In some cases, however, the court orders joint legal and physical custody, by which, both parents have substantial access to their children.
Refers to the amount of time each parent is permitted physically with a child.
Refers to a parent’s decision-making rights regarding a child’s health, education, and welfare
Almost every state determines child custody issues based on a best-interest-of-the-child standard.