Child Custody & Support

In every divorce where there are minor children of the parties the Judgment of Divorce must include a determination of the legal custody and physical custody of the children.  Legal custody is basically making decisions for the children on matters such as schooling, religious affiliation and upbringing, medical issues, and major decisions.  Physical custody is who has possession of the child.  In many cases the parties will share joint legal custody and instead of having a determination of physical custody the judgment will have a specified parenting schedule.  The parenting schedule will provide for where the child stays overnights, how holidays and vacations are to be handled, how exchanges will occur and how the parents will communicate.

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