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General Overview on Child Custody Laws

Child Custody Laws

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Laws pertaining to child custody vary from state to state with some considerations. Generally speaking, all child custody laws aim to protect the child(ren) at hand and put them in the best interest. Child custody laws are created by the state and are therefore, not considered federal laws. Child custody laws are referred to as statutes. It is advisable to work with a lawyer who is not only familiar with child custody cases, but is also familiar with child custody laws of the particular state in which the case is happening in.

Most child custody laws will pertain to full custody or shared custody. Full custody would mean that one parent has absolute custody over the child; whereas shared custody the two parents would have equal custody rights over the child. Child custody laws also deals with visitation rights and child support.

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