custodial parent
A parent who has sole custody or primary custody of a child following divorce. Compare: noncustodial parent
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

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

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  • custodial parent — UK US noun [countable] [singular custodial parent plural custodial parents] legal the parent who has legal custody of a child Thesaurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • custodial parent — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms custodial parent : singular custodial parent plural custodial parents legal the parent who has legal custody of a child …   English dictionary

  • custodial parent — cus,todial parent noun count LEGAL the parent who has legal CUSTODY of a child …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • custodial — cus·to·di·al /kə stō dē əl/ adj 1: occurring during or in connection with custody a custodial interrogation 2: having sole custody or custody a greater portion of the time a custodial parent Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • custodial — [[t]kʌsto͟ʊdiəl[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Custodial means relating to keeping people in prison. [mainly BRIT, FORMAL] If he is caught again he will be given a custodial sentence. 2) ADJ: ADJ n If a child s parents are divorced or separated, the… …   English dictionary

  • custodial — /kʌsˈtoʊdiəl/ (say kus tohdeeuhl) adjective 1. of or relating to custody: custodial sentence; custodial dispute. 2. having custody: the custodial parent …   Australian English dictionary

  • custodial — adjective Date: 1772 1. a. relating to guardianship b. relating to, providing, or being protective care or services for basic needs < nursing and custodial care > 2. having sole or primary custody of a child < the custodial …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • custodial — cus·to·di·al .kəs tōd ē əl adj 1) relating to, providing, or being protective care or services for basic needs <nursing and custodial care> 2) having sole or primary custody of a child <the custodial parent> …   Medical dictionary

  • custodial interference — The taking of a child from a parent with the intent to interfere with that parent s physical custody of the child. This is a crime in most states, even if the taker also has custody rights. Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support… …   Law dictionary

  • parent — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ married, unmarried ▪ divorced ▪ lone (BrE), single ▪ single parent families ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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