What is primary custody?

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Primary custody is generally defined as belonging to the parent with whom the child or children reside with the majority of the time. It does not mean that it cannot be a joint custody arrangement as well.

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How can you get primary custody of your child?

Prove that the other parent is not fit to have custody of them.

If you have primary custody can you tell my ex what to do with our child?


Is primary phsical and sole legal custody the same as sole custody?


How does primary custody work?

If you have primary custody you rule the child's life. You're the parent in charge but the other parent may still be entitled visitation.

Do you have to pay child support if you have primary custody in California?

Fathers are frequently ordered to do so there, despite having primary custody. see link below

Who usually gets custody the mother or the father?

In most circumstances the mother gets primary custody.

What does primary custody mean?

It means one parent is granted physical custody of the child the majority of time (in other words, your primary residence is with that parent). However one parent may have primary physical custody but joint legal custody where the other parent has equal decision making power in the child's life.

How do you seek full custody in a joint custody situation?

By determining that the right of a parent to primary custody of the child supersedes the best interest of the child.

Can a parent who has primary physical custody move out of state without informing the other parent who has legal custody?


Is there a difference between primary physical custody and partial physical custody?

Primary physical custody applies to whomever the children live with the majority of the time. Their "permanent residence". Partial physical custody, usually designates the parent who has the children on holidays, summer vacation from school, etc.

If the father has had joint custody of a 4 year old and was the primary parent and the mother wants primary custody can she do it?

Yes if she could prove that the child is better off in her primary care. If the child is thriving and safe with you, it would be hard for her to prove. But custody can change at anytime so she has the right to file.

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