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What is residency?

Residency is a legal order establishing who your child will live with, similar to what some states refer to as “physical custody.” A judge will make this decision based on the best interests of the child, considering whether the parents can agree on a parenting plan or not. During the time that your child lives with you, you are responsible for his/her physical care and supervision. In an exceptional case, the court may order “divided residency,” which is when one child lives with one parent and one child lives with the other parent but this is not commonly done.1

1 can Stat. § 23-3207(a), (b)

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