Sample Joint Custody Schedules
1.) 50/50 Joint Physical Custody Options
“We have joint custody.” Divorced and separated parents have tossed these words around for years, but there’s not one single schedule for or definition of the term.
Child custody can be physical, legal or both. When parents share joint legal custody, they both have a say in major decisions regarding the child’s life, such as education, religious upbringing, and medical care. When parents have joint physical custody, their children spend roughly an equal amount of time living in each of their homes, although it doesn’t necessarily have to be an exact 50/50 split.
These six joint custody schedules provide for almost equal time for the kids with both parents. You can tweak and adjust the schedules to meet your family’s unique needs. It’s important to settle on a routine that works for everyone and takes several things into consideration, such as both parents’ work schedules, your kids’ school schedules, their extracurricular activities, and even driving considerations if you live more than 30 miles apart. All these plans should… Read the entire article by Jennifer Wolf on TheSpruce.com