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.