Understanding Child Custody; Rights and Obligations

Child custody and the rights and obligations associated with child custody are often misunderstood. The legal term “child custody” actually refers to decision-making rights and not strictly speaking the child’s actual residence. We often refer to the two colloquially, though custody and residency are actually distinct. It is nevertheless common that the parent who is awarded child custody decision-making rights is also often the parent with whom the child lives. 


This blogpost addresses the basics of child custody. If you are having child custody issues, you should consult Richmond Hill family lawyer Elliot Starer.