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The Different Types of Child Custody

During divorce, parents often fight for child custody. But sometimes, they are fighting a battle without understanding what “custody” really means. Custody battles take forever, cost a fortune, and often hurt the children in the process.

Photo by Thomas Rydberg [1]

Photo by Thomas Rydberg

Before you and your ex get ugly, be sure you know what types of custody there are. Armed with this knowledge, the two of you might be able to work out a parenting agreement [2] in advance, saving time, trouble, and money.

Definitions of Child Custody

Other Aspects to Consider

Learn more about what to expect at a child custody hearing [4].