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How Can Domestic Violence Charges Affect Child Custody?

What is Child Custody?  Custody can be joint (shared) or sole (awarded to one primary parent). There are two types of custody: legal and physical. Legal custody is a parent’s right to help make major decisions about a child’s life, like where the child should go to school or whether the child should undergo medical treatment. Physical custody refers to where the child lives and who provides basic care like bathing and feeding. Policy Reasoning of the Court Determining Child Custody  When you are facing or have been convicted of a domestic violence crime, it will undoubtedly be harder for you in court when it...

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