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AttorneyKaren, Family Law Attorney
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Experience:  Over 14 years as a Family Law Attorney; Temporary Judge Award (2008)
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What is the difference between residential custody and temporary

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What is the difference between residential custody and temporary custody?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  AttorneyKaren replied 8 years ago.
Hello and thank you for your question.
Residential custody is the person who has the child physically the most time during the month--this is sometimes called primary physical custody.
Temporary custody is a custody order made before the trial--be careful here, you do not want the temporary custody to become the permanent custody award if you do not care for it. Make sure that you try to ask the court, even before trial, for as much time with your children as you can--you do not want to establish a status quo that will go against you at the time of trial.
Best wishes here,
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank you that helped a littlte but how long does temporary custody last for? Can the order be lifted? Do I need anything that states that?