Are you dealing with issues of child custody? It is important to note that there are two types of child custody:

1. Legal: Legal custody refers to the authority to make important decisions about the children’s upbringing including their schooling, activities they will be involved in, religion they will be exposed to, etc.

2. Physical: Physical custody refers to where the child or children will live. The parties who will be granted the physical custody of children are usually referred to as custodial parents.

Both legal and physical custody can be sole or shared. In most divorce cases, the trend is for equal time sharing for both parents unless circumstances indicate that shared parenting is not in the child’s best interest.

Some of the key factors that the court considers when determining time sharing include each parent’s ability to care for the children, overall health, the mental and physical health of each parent, each parent’s ability to provide basic necessities, etc. You can get help from an experienced family law attorney FT Lauderdale for any kind of assistance in your case.