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Sole custody arrangements have generally been considered a traditional form of custody for many in the past, however there has been a trend since the 1980s towards joint custody arrangements being more favorable. Sole custody consists of an arrangement whereby only one parent has physical and legal custody of a child.
Other forms of custodyEdit
- Alternating custody is an arrangement whereby the child/children live for an extended period of time with one parent, and then for a similar amount of time with the other parent. While the child/children are with the parent, that parent retains sole authority over the child/children.
- Bird's nest custody is an arrangement whereby the parents go back and forth from a residence in which the child/children reside, placing the burden of upheaval and movement on the parents rather than the child/children.
- Joint custody is an arrangement whereby both parents have legal custody and/or both parents have physical custody.
- Split custody is an arrangement whereby one parent has full time custody over some children, and the other parent has full custody over the other children.
- Third-party custody is an arrangement in whereby the children do not remain with either biological parent, and are placed under the custody of a third person.
- Family law
- Family court
- Legal custody
- Parens patriae
- Parenting plan
- Physical custody
- Shared parenting
- Ward of the state
- ↑ (22 August 1996) Surviving the Breakup: How Children and Parents Cope with Divorce, Basic Books. URL accessed 15 October 2011.
- ↑ Patrick Parkinson (21 February 2011). Family Law and the Indissolubility of Parenthood, 45–49, Cambridge University Press. URL accessed 25 September 2011.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 (1998) How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce, 44–45, Newmarket Press. URL accessed 15 October 2011.
- ↑ Webster Watnik (April 2003). Child Custody Made Simple: Understanding the Laws of Child Custody and Child Support, 16–38, Single Parent Press. URL accessed 25 September 2011.
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