Child custody

Child custody is an important issue that must be resolved in a divorce.  When divorcing, you can enter into custodial arrangements that make sense for you and your children.  Given that there is legal custody and physical custody, we advised our clients to understand the two and decide what would be in the best interest of the child.  Legal custody is the ability to decide on the child’s care, including education and medical choices while physical custody deals with where the child will reside and when (aka “Parenting Time”).   With respect to legal custody, there are sole custody to one parent or joint custody where both parents make decisions together.  For Parenting Time, it can be structured in many ways:  50/50 split between the parents; sole physical custody to one parent with alternating weekends and holidays, or any other arrangements in the best interest of the child.