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What Does "Child Custody" Mean?

The term “custody” is disfavored by judges, lawyers, and legislators – picture a child being led around in handcuffs.  The modern approach is to view things from the perspective of the child, not parents.   In the modern view, we split “Custody” into Parenting Time and Decision-Making.

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