Does Joint Child Custody Mean 50/50 Access?

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Watch this educational legal video by Buffalo Child Custody Attorney Donna L. Haslinger to learn if joint child custody really is 50/50 access for parents.

  • Joint child custody does not mean parents will be sharing time with the children equally.
  • Joint custody assumes parents will work together, but does not assume a 50/50 schedule.
  • Most joint custody situations have one parent designated as the primary residential parent whose home is the children’s primary address.
  • An access schedule may or may not provide for the children to spend 50% of their time with the other parent.
  • Time with the other parent may be based on the children’s needs and ages, as well as the parents’ work schedules.

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