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Comparing Legal and Physical Custody

Divorce can be a very stressful and complicated process, but it can be even more so when you and your spouse have to make decisions regarding child custody arrangements and visitation. Reaching a custody agreement which both sides agree with can be very time consuming and frustrating. This is often due to having to make decisions regarding legal and physical custody arrangements in addition to joint and sole custody.

If you are thinking about filing for divorce and have children, you need a qualified legal representative to help you make the important decisions about your children’s custody. For more information about legal and physical custody, contact a Denton custody attorney of Alexander & Associates at 972-420-6560 today and schedule a free consultation.

The Differences between Legal and Physical Custody

After deciding on joint or sole custody rights, a couple pursuing divorce must also differentiate between legal and physical custody. Legal custody means either one parent has full responsibility or both parents share in making decisions regarding such things as:

  • Medical treatment
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Activities outside of school

While legal custody deals with the decision-making aspect of parenting, physical custody is the responsibility of physically caring for the child. This includes housing and supervision and can also either be granted to one parent or shared equally between both parents.

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Deciding on child custody arrangements can be a very complicated and even heated part of any divorce case. For more information about your legal options and help pursuing the custody agreement that you want, contact a Denton custody lawyer of Alexander & Associates today at 972-420-6560.

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