Definitions for "Physical Custody"
Where the children live, who takes care of them, and how much time they spend with each parent. With joint physical custody children spend a lot of time with both parents. With sole physical custody children live with one parent and have visitation with the other parent.
A parents who has the right to have his child live with him.
In a divorce, one of two types of child custody. A parent who has physical custody lives most of the time with the child. Compare with legal custody.