Does Joint Child Custody Mean 50/50 Access?
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.