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What is the difference between legal sole custody and physical sole custody?

When a judge grants legal sole custody, it means that one parent has full rights over important decisions regarding the child’s life without having to consult the other parent. These can be things like medical care, education, religion, childcare, etc. Physical custody consists of a child living only with the parent granted sole physical custody, however visitation rights may still be allowed, and the non-custodial parent may share legal custody. A parent may be given one or both of these types of sole custody depending on the circumstances.

Sole custody is a complex issue. If you are considering fighting for sole custody or you are facing a spouse who wants sole custody, you need a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer on your side. Contact the Colleyville child custody attorneys of Alexander & Associates at 817-756-4040 to discuss your situation today.