There are 4 types of child custody:

  1. Sole custody order – one parent is granted custody and able to make all important decisions for the child alone.
  2. Joint custody order – both parents are granted the authority to make important decisions for the child.
  3. Hybrid order – One parent is granted with custody, but they shall discuss with the non-custodial parent any matters regarding the child’s welfare.
  4. Split custody order – this is rare, but the courts grant the custody of one or more siblings to one parent, whereas custody of the other sibling(s) is granted to another parent.

In general, the Singapore courts tend to grant more ‘joint custody orders’ than any other type.

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