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Child Custody

Child custody describes the legal aspect of naming the guardian or custodian of a child.  A child's guardian is usually his/her parents but this custody may be transferred to another person or to only one of the parents in the event of death, divorce, abandonment or abuse of the child.  Court decisions to award custody of a child are determined by the best interests of the child.

Most contentious disputes over child custody arise out of divorce of the parents.  During marriage both parents usually enjoy joint custody over their children.  After divorce, one parent may be given legal custody with the sole rights and responsibility to determine the child's education, religious instruction, medical care and general care, upbringing and welfare.  The other parent is often given visitation rights.

If the divorced parents continue to share joint custody, they will participate equally in making the decisions for the child and will split the time in caring for and raising the child.  Joint custody is often difficult for divorced parents as differences can easily arise as well as possible inconvenient changes in the location of a parent an child.


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The Good Men Project blog Child Custody 101 The Good Men Project blog The parent with legal custody is the one has the rightand responsibilityto make decisions about anything that affects the children39s health, education, and welfare. The parent with physical custody is the one with whom the child lives

Japanese Man Wins Sole Custody Of 13 Surrogacy Children The Guardian
The Guardian Japanese man wins sole custody of 13 surrogacy children The Guardian His lawyer, Kong Suriyamontol, said he would contact the ministry to discuss the next steps to transfer the children from state custody, but this could be delayed depending on the readiness of the children, most of whom are about four years old. Sam Thai Court Says Japanese Tycoon Can Raise His 13 Surrogate ChildrenNewsweek all 31 news articles raquo

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