What is physical custody?
When you consider child custody, courts divide up the meaning into two buckets. The first is legal custody and the second is physical custody. Physical custody is exactly what it sounds like – it is the parent who has physical custody over their children; this includes the child’s place of general residence. The parent who is granted physical custody is considered the primary custody parent (or holder) of the child. For this reason, courts take granting something of this nature extremely seriously, and are extremely thorough in evaluating each parent to ensure that they are deemed acceptable.
How can I get physical custody of my child?
Factors that the court will consider include:
- Emotional and financial stability of the parent
- The relationship between the parent and the child
- The history of the parent in their role as a parental figure
- And the wishes of both parents and child
By considering all of these different factors – and other concerns – the court will make a decision to protect the best interest of the child. If you want to obtain physical custody of your child, the Seattle child custody lawyers at The Seattle Family Law Group can help you establish a case for you.
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The trend these days is to award joint physical custody because studies show children benefit from having contact with both parents. If you are currently interested in fighting for physical custody (sole custody or joint) you can trust that a Seattle divorce lawyer from The Seattle Family Law Group will have the knowledge and resources to protect your rights. We are here to help, so contact us to learn more about your legal options with our team. With an unwavering dedication to the success of our clients, you can have peace of mind knowing that our firm will stop at nothing in our efforts to help yo
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