Dapat mag-share sa custody ang parehong magulang.
“Family Code, Article 211. The father and the mother shall jointly exercise parental authority over the persons of their common children. In case of disagreement, the father’s decision shall prevail, unless there is a judicial order to the contrary.”
Kung wala o patay na ang isa sa mga magulang ng lehitimong anak, mapupunta ang kustodiya sa magulang na naririyan pa.
“Family Code, Article 212. In case of absence or death of either parent, the parent present shall continue exercising parental authority. The remarriage of the surviving parent shall not affect the parental authority over the children, unless the court appoints another person to be the guardian of the person or property of the children.”