Custody of minor children can be broken down to two main categories: Legal custody and physical custody. The term “Legal Custody” refers to decision making power for the minor children, particularly in the areas of education, medical decisions, religious upbringing, and extracurricular activities. Legal custody can be held by one parent alone or can be divided between parents. “Physical Custody”, on the other hand, refers to the actual time that the minor child spends with a parent. When dealing with child custody actions, it is important to have your agreement or final order clearly explain each parent’s responsibilities and obligations surrounding legal and physical custody.