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What is Child Custody?

A San Jose family law attorney gives a general definition of child custody…

Custody is a legal term that most commonly pertains to child custody with regard to divorce and terms of a divorce settlement. Two key factors of child custody, meaning the legal relationship between a parent and child, are the parental duties to care for the child and the parental right to make decisions on behalf of the child.

Child custody can become a bone of contention during divorce proceedings and it is therefore advised that you seek the advice of a family law attorney when you are making the important, life-changing decision of either separation or divorce from your spouse. Another component of child custody is the visitation rights of the parent that does not have full custody.

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