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4.2 Divorce and Financial Support - Child Support Part 1
Free Legal Aid provides useful information about child custody. In addition to the video here, be sure you check out other resources.
Child custody and visitation issues can be difficult in any divorce or separation, but a violent relationship between you and your children’s other parent will make matters more challenging. If you are in a violent relationship, you have a different set of issues to consider when you separate or divorce, especially in relation to your children. check to learn more.
Parents seeking to win full custody of a child during a custody battle should be prepared for what may prove to be a challenging fight. Full custody differs from joint custody in that a full custody arrangement grants legal and physical custody to one parent as opposed to both parents. check to learn more.
Legal Custody refers to the right and responsibility of a parent to make decisions relating to the health, education, and general welfare of his or her child. Physical Custody refers mostly to the right and responsibility to choose where the child will live. check to learn more.
In most situations, physical custody is awarded to one parent with whom the child will live most of the time. Often, however, the custodial parent shares "legal custody" of the child with the non-custodial parent. "Legal custody" includes the right to make decisions about the child's education, religion, health care, and other important concerns. check to learn more.
If you want to get the court's help with paternity, custody, visitation, and child support matters, you can file a paternity or a child custody case. There are certain forms you must fill out and file with the court to open a case. You can find instructions and all the forms you need to open a paternity or custody case in this section. check to learn more.