Child Custody and Visitation
The care of children following a divorce must address both physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody involves where children live and how their day-to-day care and activities are managed. Visitation defines when the non-custodial parent will have the children with them. Legal custody involves who will make the major decisions associated with the child’s upbringing. Many courts believe it is generally in the best interests of the children for joint ongoing child rearing responsibilities with the children when practical
Parents must financially support their children. and an order for child support may be entered to establish how much support a non-custodial parent will be required to pay the parent with physical custody. If requested, child support can be paid through a wage lien so payments don’t have to be made directly.
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