What is custody?
In Ohio, when the judge issues a custody order, it will address these two parts of custody:
- Physical custody, which is the physical care and supervision of a child. This is referred to as residential parenting in Ohio law.
- Legal custody, which is the right to have physical care and control of the child and to make important decisions for the child, including where s/he lives.1
The custodian is the person who has legal custody of a child.2
1 Ohio Admin. Code 5101:2-1-01(B)(171)
2 Ohio Admin. Code 5101:2-1-01(B)(84)