Types of Child Custody

You've probably heard the various types of custody tossed around, but do you really know the difference between legal custody and physical custody? How about the legal definition of joint custody? Whether a couple agrees on custody issues or is battling it out in court, it's helpful to have information to deal with the child-focused parts of your divorce. Divorcing parents' rights with respect to their children will vary depending on the type of custody that is agreed upon or ordered by the court. Below, you will find tips on the key differences among legal custody, physical custody, sole custody, joint custody, and more.

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