A child custody court order is what awards a parent the rights and responsibilities for the care and control of their minor children. Child custody orders can be granted without a court hearing, if both parents are in agreement, and the best interests of the child or children are met. Child custody can be shared between parents or solely awarded to one parent.
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Following are the types of legal child custody arrangements you can seek:
- Joint Legal Custody. Both parents are responsible for making decisions about a child’s health, education and welfare.
- Joint Physical Custody. Each parent will have significant periods of physical custody so the child has continuing contact with both parents.
- Sole Physical Custody. Children will live and be under the supervision of one parent.
- Sole Legal Custody. One parent has the right to make decisions relating to the child’s health, education and welfare.
- Visitation. A parent who does not have physical custody is usually given reasonable visitation time with the children, unless there is some reason it would be detrimental.