Child Custody Rights Guide for Divorcing Parents  

        There are many options available for child custody for parents who are getting divorced. However, the custody options depend mainly on the state where the parents live and the situation pertaining to the children. In general, there are give types of child custody options. They are physical custody, legal custody, sole custody, joint custody and bird's nest custody.

        Physical Custody: In this type of custody, the child physically lives with one parent. There are some states in the US that grant joint physical custody of a child to divorcing parents. In this case, each parent has the benefit of spending the same amount of time with the child. However, this type of custody works well if the divorcing parents live close to each other, have a friendly relationship and can workout when the child will spend time with one parent.

        Legal Custody: In this type of custody, one parent has the right to make all decisions regarding the child's upbringing. The parent decides on all matters related to the child's healthcare, education and religion. Depending on the state laws, even joint legal custody is possible. This custody has its drawback as parents may end up fighting and arguing over the way the child should be brought up.

        Sole Custody: Here just one parent gets the custodial right, while the other parent just has visitation rights. Usually the court grants this type of custody if the child has got injured in the house of one the parents. Although this custody causes the least disruption in the child's life, it leads to problems between the parents as one parent has very limited contact with the child.

        Joint Custody: Here the parents agree to share the decisions on the child's upbringing. The parents have to manage their schedules to make this type of custody work. Joint custody can be joint physical custody, joint legal custody or both. Joint custody ensures that the parents are constantly in contact with each other and are equally involved in the child's upbringing. However, the child is always on the move, moving from one parent's house to the other.

        Bird's Nest Custody: Here the child end up living in the family, while it is the parents who take turns to live in the house with the child. This type of custody makes life easy for the child, but can be problematic for the parents. WelcomeToWelcomeRocketswag



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