As a Buffalo Child Custody Lawyer, clients will ask for clarification of the distinctions between legal custody and residential custody.
- Legal custody designates who makes the important decisions in the child’s life, whether one parent has sole legal custody or both parents share joint legal custody.
- Residential custody refers to a primary residential parent with whom that child lives and, in some instances, this can be shared equally.
- When the parties can work together, they will share joint legal custody and both will make decisions about important aspects of a child’s life.
Are you determining the best custody arrangement for your family? Contact experienced Buffalo Child Custody Lawyer Michael Ranzenhofer for guidance.