There is a distinction between physical custody and legal custody.
- Physical custody refers to the living arrangements for your child, i.e. where your child eats and sleeps.
- Legal custody refers to the legal responsibility for your child, i.e. the decision-making related to your child’s health and medical treatment, education, and general welfare.
You and your spouse can negotiate any type of custody arrangement as long as your child’s best interests are served. It is best if both you and your spouse have continuing contact with your child.