What is Legal Custody in Pennsylvania?

“Legal Custody” refers to a parent’s right to share in decisions of major importance in the life of their minor child. Decisions that relate to the school a child will attend, medical care of a child and decisions about religion are all examples of Legal Custody issues. Legal Custody is different from Physical Custody. Physical Custody is the actual physical possession and control of a minor child. A parent can have limited or no rights of Physical Custody and still share Legal Custody.

It may be better to pursue a family mediation service as opposed to letting the courts handle the decisions for your child.

For more information, please contact a Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyer for a free telephone consultation. A Pennsylvania Custody Attorney is available to answer your questions regarding custody or any other matter of relating to a family law case.

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