Different Types of Custody Agreements

Different Types of Custody Agreements

Divorce in Texas can be complicated. There are a lot of legalities, which is why you need a top-rated divorce lawyer by your side if you are going through a divorce. Robert J Anderson PLLC has years of experience helping couples navigate the legal complexities of divorce. Below, we'll take a look at the different types of custody agreements. Get in touch for a free consultation today!

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Physical Custody

Physical custody is the legal right of determining who the child will live with. If the child lives primarily with one parent over the other, the other parent has only visitation rights. Joint physical custody is very common and preferred by most courts.

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Legal Custody

Legal custody grants the right to a parent to make all decisions regarding the child's upbringing. This includes decisions about schooling, religion, medical care, and the like. Joint legal custody is now the preferred for both parents.

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Joint Custody

With joint custody, both parents have legal and physical rights to the child. They share the decision-making, as well as the living arrangements. Joint custody is great for the child who will then be able to spend equal time with both parents. However, joint custody agreements vary, with some having the child switch homes every other week or some having the child alternate months, etc.

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Sole Custody

Sole custody is when one parent is granted all rights regarding the child, including legal and physical custody. This is most often the case when one parent is deemed unfit by the courts. Joint custody is now the preferred method of the courts.

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