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Who receives custody of the children in a divorce?

The parents must decide on the custody of any minor children. Custody is divided into physical custody (where will the children live) and legal custody (who will make important decisions regarding the children's health, education, etc.). Both physical and legal custody can be either joint or sole. Even if one parent will have sole physical custody, the other parent still has visitation rights, if requested. For more information, refer to the section on Custody of Minor Children in a Divorce.

Custody of adult children is not at issue during the divorce process.