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Answered 2009-02-25 10:22:09

Basically it means getting to be the legal guardian of children.

For example, if a couple divorces and the mother is given custody of the children, she then becomes the children's legal guardian and they will usually live with her, often with visits from the father.

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Answered 2017-06-22 14:29:58

Custody is the right to the care, control, and maintenance of a child and is awarded by a court order. The person with legal custody has the right to make decisions regarding the child. There are different categories of custody.

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