People use the terms legal custody or residential custody. Are this the same? What’s the difference?

Accel Admin   July 28, 2015   Comments Off on People use the terms legal custody or residential custody. Are this the same? What’s the difference?
  • Legal custody is the decision-making of health, education, welfare and religious decisions about the children.
  • When people have joint legal custody, both parties have an equal say into what happens to the children in those areas of their lives.
  • Residential custody is where the children reside most of the time.
  • The non-residential custodial parent is the one that pays the child support to the residential custodial parent.
  • Parties can agree to any custodial arrangement that seems to be in the best interest of the children.