joint custody mean an even split of time?
While in a small
minority of cases, joint custody does mean an equal split
of time between moms house and dad's house, the majority of
custody cases see children spend anywhere from 65% to 85%
of their time in one parent's house, with the remaining in
the other parent's house.
How you determine
the time is usually worked out between parents, and should
always put their children first, before their own personal
needs. Some children prefer to stay with one parent more that
the other, due to many different reasons. Some possibilities
for this include being near a certain parent during puberty,
or a small child prefering to be with just their mom or just
their dad while sick.
children are older, you may find that when and how your child
spends time with each parent differs, particularly as extracurricular
activities and friendships become more important. In these
cases, joint custody percentages often change, and as long
as both parents are agreeable, it can work out positively
for all involved.