Child Custody Types

Child Custody Cases in Nashville areas:

Elliston Place, Green Hills, The Gulch, Germantown, Midtown

Child custody refers to the legal guardianship involved in a divorce case. In Tennessee and most other states, there are two forms of custody, legal and physical.

Legal custody refers to the child’s lifestyle. Religious, medical, and educational decisions are made by the legal custodian(s). Legal custody can be granted to one or both parents.

Physical custody refers to where the child lives. One parent may have sole physical custody, and the other may have visitation rights. Or, both parents may have physical custody, which means the child lives with each parent half of the time. If a parent has visitation rights, the visits between parent and child occur on a schedule provided by the court. Usually this schedule is mutually convenient for both parents.

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