Child custody consists of parenting time and legal custody. Legal custody is the right to make certain determinations for your child. including:
- Medical care
- Religious upbringing
While married, parents typically make these decisions together, so most courts prefer that parents continue to share decision-making responsibilties after a divorce. Sometimes, parents will make all decisions together. Other times, one parent will have sole decision-making over schooling, while the other decides medical care, or another variation. Unfortunately, child custody remains one of the most hotly disputed elements of family law.