When deciding to separate from your spouse, you both may have some questions. For divorcing couples who have children, there are a few different ways that child custody can be handled. As always, it is best to keep the best interests of the child in mind when making this decision. There are a few different types of child custody that divorcing couples should be aware of.
The most widely known type of child custody is called physical custody. This occurs when a parent has been granted the authority to have the child live with him or her. It is possible for both parents to have physical custody if the child spends significant time with both. Occasionally, a parent is granted sole physical custody which awards one parent with total physical custody.