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What’s The Difference Between Legal And Physical Custody?

In an amicable divorce, couples are often able to share what is known as legal custody.

A parent with legal custody is in charge of the big decisions relating to the child’s life – where he or she goes to school, what faith your child will be raised in, and how medical issues are handled.

Physical custody refers to where the child lives. The parent with physical custody maintains a home for themselves and their child, though the other parent may have visitation and other rights.

If you have questions about custody issues in your divorce, call the Brooklyn attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-725-9601.

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