Custody Frequently Asked Questions

This section is for parents or custodians who have questions about how to file custody forms with the court and other custody related questions.

What is Primary Physical Custody?

A parent with primary physical custody has their child living with them most of the time. The other parent usually has parenting time and is the non-custodial parent.

What is Legal Custody?

A parent with legal custody can make major decisions about a child’s upbringing like how the child will be educated, what religious training the child will have, and the medical care the child will receive. Many times parents have joint legal custody, meaning the parents both make these important decisions for the child.

How Are Forms Filed With The Court

Information including court rules, filing fee waiver forms, and how to file forms with the court can be found by clicking the resources here.

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