Child custody refers to the legal guardianship of a child below the age of 18 years to one of the parents or a guardian of the child. Generally court tends to award the physical custody to the parent having the most financially secured, stable and healthy environment with least disruption. Child Custody in Mutual Consent Divorce can be shared or joint or exclusive depending upon the consideration of the spouses.
All child custody cases went to the guardianship court. In most cases, both parents continue to share legal child custody but one parent gains physical child custody. Family law courts generally base decisions on the best interests of the child or children.