There are two types of custody. There is legal custody, which is the ability to make decisions for the children. For example, what doctors they use, whether or not they need surgery or what schools they should attend. The other type of custody is residential custody where the children actually reside. In many cases the parties will agree to share joint legal custody and cooperate in making decisions on behalf of their children with one party having primary residential custody of the children, any other party having liberal visitation. If you have any questions regarding divorce or child custody, contact our skilled Divorce Lawyers today for a free consultation and let our experience work for you.