Child Custody is a legal term with regard to legal relationship between parents or custodians of a child and the division of rights between the parents or guardians.
These are rights of decision making that may include medical treatment, counseling, religious practices, choice of doctors, and schools.
There are two independent types of custody:
Physical custody refers to the amount of time each parent is permitted physically with a child. This may be sole, primary, or joint custody.
Legal custody refers to a parent’s decision-making rights regarding a child’s health, education, and welfare. It, too, may be sole, primary, or joint custody.
Both parents may share decision making rights as in joint custody or one may have sole custody. You need the legal services of the Radmore Law Firm as there are two forms of custody to be determined affecting the child’s welfare.
In Pennsylvania, child custody is very common in divorce cases.
There are many times that even with the best intentions the parents have vastly different ideas about child rearing. All the more reason to speak with the Legal Services Group at The Radmore Law Firm.