Child custody is a part of family law that deals with which parent will get custody of their child or children after a divorce. If a married couple while married have children together, the parents have equal rights and guardianship to the child after they separate. In determining where the child will live, the court determines this according to the interests of the child, while it also considers child’s parents wishes and the parents’ relationship with the child. The decisions involving the education of the child, religious and health matters of the child are made by the custodian parent.
Courts have different types of custody which include:
Temporary custody – This gives custody to a person in the event of separation/divorce proceeding.
Exclusive custody – This gives one parent the full responsibility of the child. In this case the other parent may receive some rights such as the visitation rights.
Joint custody – This grants both parents equal rights to the child. This happens if both parents are capable of performing their duties as parents.
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