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Legal Custody
Legal custody refers to a parent of divorce or separation having the right and responsibility to make decisions regarding the raising and general welfare of his/her child.
Legal custody is different than physical custody. A parent with legal custody has legal authority to make decisions for his/her child's education, medical care, dental care, and religion. There are two types of legal custody, sole legal custody and joint legal custody. Typically, in child custody cases, the parents will be awarded joint legal custody unless one parent is deemed unfit or it is determined that he/she is incapable of making decisions regarding the upbringing and general welfare of his/her child.

Joint Legal Custody
According to the California Family Code section 3003, "Joint legal custody" means that both parents shall share the right and the responsibility to make the decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child."

Sole Legal Custody
According to the California Family Code section 3006, "Sole legal custody" means that one parent shall have the right and the responsibility to make the decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child."

More About Legal Custody
Whether you have a custody order that defines who has legal custody or if there is no order that defines who has legal custody of the children, legal custody is an important legal term that you should become familiar with. Having a general knowledge and awareness of common legal terms, such as "legal custody," and with the help of an experienced family law attorney, you can have greater assurance that you are doing what is necessary to protect your parental rights, parental responsibilities, and your relationship with your children. To present your case to Southern California divorce attorneys, divorce lawyers, and child custody attorneys in your area now, click here >>

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