Schooldays vs. weekends. Holidays only. Every other weekend. Alternating weeks. These are but a few of the many possible joint custody schedules that two parents can decide to implement. Ultimately, custody is based on what is in the best interests of the children, and joint custody may not result in a perfectly even split between both parents. In the video below, family law attorney Donna L. Haslinger explains what spouses seeking divorce can expect once they receive joint custody.
Joint Custody Schedules
Joint child custody does not mean parents will be sharing time with the children equally. Rather, it assumes parents will work together and does not actively seek to set a 50/50 schedule. Most joint custody schedules 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 on the parents’ work schedules.
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