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All kinds of questions arise when parents face a child custody issue or dispute, and parents can be confused about what their options are. The Oakland County custody lawyers at Kronzek & Cronkright can help. Contact us online or call (248) 479-6200. Custody concerns may arise because of divorce, legal separation, change of circumstances, or the relocation of a parent. They often involve a wide range of issues, such as where the child will live, whether a parent will have joint or sole custody of the child, and if a parent will have parenting or visitation time. All of these considerations can be mind-boggling and require a high level of attention, skill, sensitivity, and experience.
Custody cases will determine which parent has physical and/or legal custody of the child. Physical custody deals with where the child primarily resides and who takes care of the child on a daily basis, whereas legal custody refers to who makes decisions regarding the child’s education, medical care, religion, and other aspects of the child’s life. Courts can opt to distribute these rights equally to each parent, thereby granting joint custody, or by giving one parent a large majority of these rights, thus granting sole custody. Here in the sixth circuit (for Oakland County) the vast majority of cases have both parents equally sharing legal custody and therefore having equal input into the major parenting decisions.