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What physical custody means in a divorce

Most individuals in Alaska are probably familiar with idea of child custody arrangements in a divorce, but they may not know what is meant by terms like legal custody and physical custody. Physical custody refers to the parent with whom the child lives most of the time. It is becoming more common for a child to live primarily with one parent than to switch between households in a joint physical custody situation because it is considered less disruptive for the child.

Settlement deal upheld between former Dodgers owner and ex-wife

While Alaska and California have somewhat different rules regarding divorce matters, Alaska residents may still want to pay attention to the legal battle between a former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and his ex-wife. A California appeals court denied Jamie McCourt's appeal on Feb. 24 and upheld the couple's financial settlement agreement.