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Child Custody

Welcome to the "Child Custody and Visitation" section of FindLaw's Family Law Center, providing information and resources for parents and guardians seeking help understanding child custody laws. Here, you will find helpful information and answers to commonly asked child custody issues, including how child custody decisions are made, who gets child custody, child custody arrangements, and what to do if child custody problems arise. This section also provides links to state-specific child custody laws and tips on hiring a child custody lawyer. You can also begin with a general overview by downloading FindLaw's Guide to Child Custody [pdf].