Child custody refers to two distinct issues: (1) residential custody—how will the children divide their time between Mom’s home and Dad’s home? and (2) legal custody—who makes decisions for the children regarding their health, education, and general well-being?
With regard to residential custody, children can live primarily with one parent or the other, or they may divide their time equally between both parents.
Legal custody can be joint—the parents make decisions together; or sole—Mom or Dad makes the decisions. Although there are many factors that are taken into consideration in deciding both legal and residential custody, the paramount consideration is always the best interest of the children. McMillan Metro Faerber, P.C. can help you plan and pursue the best custody arrangement for your children. Please call us at (301) 251-1180 or submit an online inquiry.