Court Orders

Series Conclusion: What is the Difference Between Legal Custody, Physical Custody, and Parenting Time?

Series Conclusion: What is the Difference Between Legal Custody, Physical Custody, and Parenting Time?

This post concludes the series the three aspects of custody.  This series covered:

  • What is Legal Custody and Why is it Important?
  • What is Physical Custody and Why is it Important?
  • What is Parenting Time and Why is it Important?
  • How does the Court Make Custody Orders?

How Does the Court Make Custody Orders?

How Does the Court Make Custody Orders?

The court will only make custody orders if parents cannot agree to a parenting plan on their own.  Both Santa Clara and San Mateo County provide ample opportunity for you and your co-parent to reach a settlement.

If you cannot reach an agreement, the court will make custody decisions based on what is best for the children involved.  There is no legal preference for a fifty-fifty custody schedule, or joint custody, or any other type of plan.