custody of children

custody of children
n.
The daily nurture and control of a child, usually awarded to one parent in a case of divorce or separation.

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  • custody — The care and control of a thing or person. The keeping, guarding, care, watch, inspection, preservation or security of a thing, carrying with it the idea of the thing being within the immediate personal care and control of the person to whose… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW) — The Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 is a law in New South Wales that relates to the guardianship and care of children and young people. One of its key functions is to settle disputes over custody of children in family… …   Wikipedia

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