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Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws

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Courts in Pennsylvania decide on the physical or legal child custody to be awarded in the divorce cases, by considering the best interests of the child.

Types of custody:

Courts in Pennsylvania child custody offer different types of custody.

They include the physical and the legal custody.

  • In physical custody, parents should provide shelter and protection to the child. It is further divided into primary physical custody, shared physical custody and partial physical custody.
  • But in Legal custody, the power of decision making regarding the child’s health, education and religious matters is considered by the custodian only. It can be either a joint or a sole custody.

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