What is child custody?
Custody refers to the physical control over a child and the ability to supervise the child’s daily life. During the subsistence of a marriage, both parents have custody of a child. When the parents’ divorce, the court may make any order regarding custody that it deems in the best interest of the child. Custody is normally awarded to one parent only, but an award for joint custody is also possible. The court will also take the child’s wishes into account, if of the opinion that this child has the necessary intellectual and emotional maturity to have a well-informed view as to which parent should have custody over him or her.