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What Kinds of Custody Options Are There in Massachusetts?

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People often talk about custody, but there are two different “types” of custody in Massachusetts – legal custody and physical custody. With both of those, parents could share custody or one parent could be granted sole custody. Legal custody involves which parent has the right to make the major decisions regarding their child’s health, safety, and welfare. Physical custody involves where the child spends most of his or her time.

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