The question of "Who gets custody of the kids?" is one of the most difficult decisions for parents and their children when parents separate. When child custody arrangements are being decided, the Court considers two types of custody: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to where the child lays his or her head at night. It is important to know that, absent extreme circumstances, both parents will share time with the child(ren) and in many cases some type of shared physical custody arrangement may be best for the child. Legal custody determines who will be responsible for making the important decisions in the child’s life. This includes decisions regarding education, medical treatment, and religion.