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Laws current as of January 3, 2024

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.