Custody Considerations

Custody Considerations

 

joint physical custody

Contrary to popular belief, joint doesn’t always mean equal. If, during your child custody case, you hear the term joint custody, don’t assume it will be an even amount of parenting time.

The court will grant an order stating how parenting time will be allocated. Family Code 3084 states that, “In making an order of joint physical custody, the court shall specify the rights of each parent to physical control of the child in sufficient detail to enable a parent deprived of that control to implement laws for relief of child snatching and kidnapping.”

Now what does a joint physical custody order usually contain? Well it covers a basic parenting schedule for the course of a school year depicting when the child(ren) spends time with the parents on weekends and overnights on the weekdays. There are set schedules for the summertime, since children are usually not in school, and for major holidays. Each parent may also have set vacation times as well that their children may join them in, which will be included on the order.