Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C.

Serving Santa Clara County

Up to 30 minutes, no charge initial consultation with an Attorney
All appointments offered in person only.

Contact us for Your Initial 30 Minute


All consultation appointments will be offered in person only

We speak English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Slovak and Czech.

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What’s the difference between legal custody and physical custody?

Legal custody refers to a parent’s right to make decisions regarding a child’s upbringing, like religion, education, medical decisions, and more. Typically, both parents have legal custody, though this is certainly not always the case, especially in cases of domestic violence or abuse. Physical custody, on the other hand, simply refers to the parent with whom a child resides. It is possible for the custody agreement to differ regarding legal and physical custody.

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