Child Custody Factors & Definitions
Physical Custody Factors for Court Consideration:
Recommendations from counselors, psychologists or psychiatrists.
Keeping the children together.
Fitness of Individual
Past history of actions and statement and ongoing physical or emotional illness.
Supervision available, closeness of schools, availability of playmates, cleanliness and adequacy of home to handle the number of people intended to live within the household.
The one who cares for feeding, bathing, purchasing clothing, medical cares, social life, discipline and education.
Has the parent moved frequently or changed jobs frequently.
If the child(ren) are happy and healthy, why change the custody arrangement.
The right to make major decisions on behalf of the child, including, but not limited to, medical, religious and educational decisions.
The actual physical possession and control of a child.
Shared Legal Custody
The right of more than one individual to assume physical custody of the child, each having significant periods of physical custodial time with the child.
Partial Physical Custody
The right to assume physical custody of the child for less than a majority of the time.
Primary Physical Custody
The right to assume physical custody of the child for the majority of the time.
The right to visit a child. The term does not include the right to remove a child from the custodial parent's control.