THERE ARE 4 TYPES OF CHILD CUSTODY IN TEXAS

LEGAL CUSTODY
When a parent assumes legal custody of their child, that parent has the right to make any decisions necessary when it comes to the needs of the child. They can make every decision regarding education, health care, and religion without discussing these topics with the other parent.

PHYSICAL CUSTODY
Physical Custody means that the child lives with one parent while the other parent receives visitation rights. If the child is spending an equal amount of time with each parent, the court might assign joint physical custody, which gives each parent an equal amount of parenting time.

SOLE CUSTODY
When sole custody is awarded to a parent, that parent will either have sole legal or sole physical custody of their child. This happens if one of the parents is deemed unfit. This type of custody is rare, but not unheard of. If a court gives sole physical custody to one of the parents, the non-custodial parent may still retain some visitation rights and both parents may still have an equal say in the decisions made for the child.

JOINT CUSTODY
Joint custody means that both parents are awarded custody of their child or children. Joint custody can be given as either joint legal custody or joint physical custody or both. This type of custody is the most ideal because it gives each parent an equal opportunity to spend time with, make decisions for, and generally care for their child or children.

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