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Laws current as of January 9, 2024

What is physical custody?

Physical custody means you take physical care of and supervise your child.1 A judge can give:

  1. sole physical custody, also called primary physical custody, to one parent; or 
  2. joint physical custody to both parents.2  

To learn when a judge will give each type of physical custody, see When will the judge give primary physical custody to one parent? and When will the judge give joint physical custody?

1 N.R.S. § 125A.145
2 N.R.S §§ 125C.0025; 125C.003; 125C.0035