Joint physical custody can be crafted in different ways depending on the age of the child. If the child is able to be away from each parent for a week at a time, then week-on/week-off might be a good idea. Each parent should live near the child’s school.
A 5-2-2-5 plan means the parents take turns having the child for 2 consecutive days during the week, then alternate weekends. A 2-2-3 plan means that each parent has 2 consecutive weekdays with the child and then alternate weekends but the child will not go more than 3 days without seeing either parent. You can also alternate each day so that the child doesn’t go more than 24 hours without seeing each parent.
If one parent doesn’t live close to the child’s school, then that parent might have parenting time most weekends.
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