Custody is when police hold you so you can’t leave. This is usually in prison while you wait to go to court. (Modified from the Plain English Legal Dictionary 2015)

I want custody of my children

The law does not talk about ‘custody’ any more. It talks about where children stay and who they spend time with. The judge will decide who has parental responsibility for the children. This means they decide about things like where the children live and go to...
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