Child custody refers to the legal order granted by the court that determines the relationship between a child and his or her parent. This term has however become uncommon after the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child (UNCRC) ratification. This is because issues of contact and residence have taken over custody. For more details about issues of residence and contact, you can go online or visit any relevant site that stipulates terms and conditions of custody as outlined by law. Child custody are granted by a court order and incorporated in the Parental Responsibility Agreement commonly known as the PRA even though different countries have different legal interpretation that offers grounds for custody order. Click here and learn some of the common types or forms of child custody that are stipulated by law. Some of these types include the following:
This is where both parents have an equal opportunity in making decisions that relates to child and the duo have the same right in upbringing of the child. It is the most common type of child custody embraced in different parts of the world. Go online and know more the circumstances leading to granting of this type of custody.
This where one parent is allowed to live and take care of a child`s upbringing while the other parent is only granted visitation rights. This is common in cases of mental disability or when there are issues of imprisonment among one parent.
This normally granted under exceptional cases. It is where one parent lives with one child while the other lives with the other but both parents have visitation rights. This is common in the USA and other European countries.
This refers to custody granted to a different party that is not closely related to the child. Grant parent is an exception in this case thus any placement of such kind is not considered non-parental custody. This may however vary from country to country and from one state to the other. Visit some of the child rights sites and look at how this form of custody has been stipulated.