What does it mean to have full physical custody?

What does it mean to have full physical custody?

Physical custody encompasses where the child lives and who cares for them. Sole physical custody (also called sole residential custody, sole parenting time, etc.) means that your child lives with one parent, called the custodial or residential parent. The alternative to sole physical custody is joint physical custody.

What is the difference between sole physical custody and primary physical custody?

Simply stated, primary physical custody means that one parent is more responsible for caring for any child or children in the family. It also means that the child will spend more time with that parent than with the other. Sole physical custody means that the child lives with only one parent.

Does custodial parent have more rights?

Where the child lives primarily with one parent and has visitation with the other, generally the parent with whom the child primarily lives (called the "custodial" parent) will have sole or primary physical custody, and the other parent (the noncustodial parent) will have the right to visitation or parenting time with

Who has sole physical custody?

If one parent has the kids most of the time, that parent is usually granted sole physical custody, while the other parent gets the right to regularly schedule time with the kids, called either “visitation” or “parenting time.” A very common arrangement is for one parent to stay in the family home with the kids.