What is the difference between legal and physical custody?
As you and your former partner work through the process of divorce, the child custody agreement may be one of the most contentious aspects of that process. If you retain legal custody of your child, you will have the legal right to participate in the decisions about your child’s life, ranging anywhere from his or her religious upbringing to any medical concerns that your child may need to work through. With physical custody, you will have the legal right to keep your child in your home—physical custody may be shared with your partner if you agree to joint custody.
If you plan to legally dissolve your marriage, our Monmouth County divorce attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., may help you protect you and your child’s interests as you move on with your life. To schedule a consultation, please call our offices at (732) 898-2378 today.