What is the difference between legal custody and physical custody?

In Missouri, legal custody relates to the decision-making responsibilities of a child, including the child’s education, medical treatment, and religious upbringing. Physical custody relates to where a child lives and which parent is responsible for the day-to-day childcare. Although the parents may share legal and physical custody, one parent is typically designated the residential parent for educational and mailing purposes.

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