Legal Information: Arkansas
Updated: September 15, 2017
What is custody?
Custody is the physical care and supervision of a child (under 18 years of age). When you get a custody order from a court, it will address these two types of custody:
Physical custody describes who the child lives with on a day-to-day basis.
Legal custody describes who has the right and responsibility for major decisions concerning the child. Some of those decisions include:
- where the child goes to school,
- what kind of healthcare the child receives, and
- what religious training the child attends.
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