Tag Archives: Joint custody

Joint Or Shared Child Custody

Child Custody Terminology Child Custody law in Pennsylvania uses terms in particular ways, which have importance when a custody order or agreement is being drafted. One important distinction is the difference between physical and legal custody. Legal Custody is the right, and the responsibility to make decisions for the child, and to receive information from […]

What Is Child Custody?

This might sound like an easy question, but in Pennsylvania, the word “custody” has several different meanings, and the definitions have some importance. The definitions are part of the Child Custody statute, 23 Pa.C.S. §5322 The first distinction the Custody Act makes is between Legal and Physical Custody. Legal custody means the right to make […]