What Does The Term “Custody Of A Child” Mean? How does a judge decide who should get it? Posted onJanuary 29, 2013August 10, 2020/ Devry Smith Frank LLP Podcast #7 – What Does The Term “Custody Of A Child” Mean? How Does A Judge Decide Who Should Get It? This episode is about the important issue of “custody of the children.” What does that term really mean? The legal meaning is very different from what most people think. Is it important to have custody? What is the difference between sole custody and joint custody? When is sole or joint custody appropriate? This podcast answers all of these important questions. It then goes on to discuss how judges and arbitrators decide who will get “custody” of children. This podcast is essential listening for anyone in a separation or divorce, or thinking of separation, and who has children. It explains what is judges think is important in these cases and why it may be better to stay out of court. Listen and learn what rights your children have in a separation and divorce.