Physical custody refers to the time each parent spends with the child. With sole custody, one parent is given complete custody of the child, and the other parents has visitation rights. With joint custody, the parents share time with the child, though not necessarily in a 50/50 split. The judge will examine the environment of each living situation to determine whether and how physical custody will be shared.
Custody disputes, especially legal custody, are complicated, fraught with emotion, and very difficult and expensive. You need an experienced New Mexico child custody attorney to review your case and help you decide the best course of action for your child. If you think that your custody arrangement needs to be reviewed and modified, please contact the Sutherland Law Firm in Albuquerque.