What is “custody and visitation”?
When you separate or divorce, you need to decide who will have “custody” of your children and how they will be taken care of. You also need to decide on visitation, which means how each parent will spend time with the children.
There are two kinds of "custody" orders:
“Visitation” (also called “time-share”) is:
- Legal custody, which means to who makes important decisions for your children (health care, education, and welfare), and
- Physical custody, which means who your children live with.
- the plan for how the parents will share time with the children.
In California, either parent can have custody, or the parents can share custody. The judge makes the final decision about custody and visitation but usually will approve the arrangement both parents agree on. To find a Pre-Screened Child Custody California Attorney, please call 800-723-1391.