Covid-19 Update:

The Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. is taking a safe but proactive approach to the Coronavirus situation in our law practice. We are working every day to represent our clients. We are offering frontline healthcare workers at CentraState free Simple Wills. To read more please Click Here

The days ahead may be a challenge. But we will continue to work to take care of our client’s cases and to take on new matters and clients. We will simply manage your case in less traditional, more technology-driven ways, that are safer for your health and ours.

Please stay healthy and contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your case or a new matter for us to consider.

What’s the difference between legal and physical custody?

Many people mistakenly conflate legal and physical custody with regard to child support considerations. Physical custody refers to the parent with whom the child or children live predominantly. Legal custody refers to the parent or parents that have a say in how the child is brought up. Issues confronted by legal custody could include education, medical needs, spiritual development etc. So, while one parent is awarded physical custody of the children, many divorced couples share legal custody.