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Legal Information: Arkansas

Custody

Updated: 
February 12, 2020

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.