physical custody
physical custody see custody b, c

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

physical custody
The right of a parent to have a child live with him or her. In a divorce, physical custody may be either "sole" or "joint." Compare: legal custody
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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