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Child custody and visitation issues are top priorities and main concerns among divorcing parents. Where will the children live? Who will make decisions? McCarty-Larson, PLLC represents families in child custody and visitation matters. If you need a child custody lawyer in Midlothian or Waxahachie, Texas contact our law firm for assistance.
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There are two types of custody that the court will address: legal and physical custody. Legal custody is the rights and responsibilities of making decisions for the children, such as where they attend school, religious instruction, and other decisions. Physical custody describes where the children will live. It is not uncommon for the judge to award joint legal custody, meaning that both parents will make the decisions, but sole physical custody to one parent.
The types of custody that may be awarded include:
Several factors are considered by the court when making decisions regarding custody. The relationship between each parent and the child, the work schedules, best interests of the child, and other issues are used to determine the most suitable situation for each child. The distance between the parents’ homes may also be a factor, especially when considering joint physical custody. In the end, the court always attempts to make decisions that are deemed to be in the child’s best interest.
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