When parents are going through a divorce, the Judge will factor what is in the best interest of the child when it comes to living situations among parents. Many factors go into this decision from health, safety, welfare of the child to determining the best result for the child’s future.
There are many types of child custody:
Joint Custody – both parties share the responsibility of legal and physical custody together as parents
Joint Physical Custody – Each parent has a period of time that they have physical child custody
Joint Legal Custody – Decisions related to the welfare, health, and education of the child permitting both parents to share responsibility together
Sole Physical Custody – Only ONE parent maintains complete physical custody of the child
Sole Legal Custody – Only ONE parent holds the responsibility for decisions related to the welfare, health, and education of the child, without the input of the other parent