What is joint custody with primary residence?
In joint custody, both parents are custodial parents and neither parent is a non-custodial parent. With joint physical custody, terms such as “primary custodial parent” and “primary residence” have no legal meaning other than for determining tax status.
Can a father get 50 50 custody?
There is no rule that children must spend equal or “50:50” time with each parent. If you and your former partner agree on the future arrangements for children, you do not have to go to court. You can make a parenting agreement or obtain ‘consent orders’ for parenting orders approved by a court.
What does a 60/40 custody schedule look like?
A 60/40 custody schedule means a child spends about 60% of their time in the care of one parent and 40% with the other. That works out to 4 nights per week with the main carer and 3 overnights with the “60% parent”. Children are considered to have two homes and live with both parents under joint custody.
Why do moms usually get custody?
Because so much modern child bearing is non-marital, and because mothers of such children are much more likely to have a substantial relationship with their children than are such fathers, mothers of children born out of wedlock are more likely to be awarded custody.