Under California law, there are two aspects to child custody – legal and physical. Legal custody means the rights and responsibilities of each parent to make decisions regarding the health, education and welfare of the child. Physical custody means the amount of time a child will be with and under the supervision of a parent. Custody can be joint to both parents or solely to one parent. When parents cannot agree regarding custody, the court will make a determination of child custody for them. Some custody orders are modifiable.
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