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Divorce ConnotationsPlay
Custody implies a legal decision after a divorce about who raises the children. SlideShe fought hard for sole custody during the proceedings.
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Shared ResponsibilitiesPlay
'Joint custody' means both parents share responsibility for their child. SlideThe parents agreed on joint custody of their son.
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Variations in LawsPlay
Custody laws vary by region, reflecting cultural values about family. SlideIn some countries, custody is more often awarded to mothers.