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Child Custody: Legal and Physical

Child Custody: Legal and Physical

There are two types of custody in regard to minor children: Legal and Physical custody.

Legal Child Custody in Michigan

Legal custody refers to the right to make important decisions that affect your children. Examples are: education, medical decisions and what religion they practice.

If both parents are awarded joint legal custody, both parents must be involved in and make important decisions together.

On the other hand, sole legal custody is usually granted when parents cannot agree on important decisions, or it is not in the child’s best interest.

Physical Child Custody In Michigan

Physical custody refers to whom children live with.

If joint physical custody is awarded, the children will spend an equal amount of time in the homes of both parents.

Sole physical custody, means the children continuously live with one parent, while the other parent usually has visitation rights.

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