The court usually calculates the amount of child support based on the income of both parents, unless someone can prove that the standard is unfair or not applicable in their case. Normally, the party with the main responsibility to take care of the child (the custodial parent) receives child support, while the party without the guardianship of the child's life (non-custodial parent) should pay the child support. But it may also change due to the income situation of both parties.
Child custody is divided into physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody is self-explanatory: the parent with whom the child resides most of the time has physical custody, another parent has visitation rights. Legal custody is the ability to make important decisions for one's children, such as where they go to school, whether to expose them to religion, health-related decisions, etc.
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