FACTORS TO CONSIDER IN A 50/50 CUSTODY SCHEDULE

• Is a 50/50 schedule best for your child? (take into consideration the child’s needs, physical and mental capabilities)

• Is a 50/50 schedule best for your family?

• Would the 50/50 schedule put the child (and you) in the car for a longer period of time? (i.e. driving distance between each party’s home, and the child’s school/activities)

• Does the 50/50 schedule maximize the child’s quality time with each party? (work schedules, activity schedules, and other scheduling should be factored in)

• Does the 50/50 schedule maximize or minimize the child’s time with their siblings/half siblings/step siblings?

• Would the 50/50 schedule allow the child to participate in his or her activities? (i.e. extracurricular activities, birthday parties, playdates with friends)

• Are you willing to have a set of everything your child needs in your home so the child feels “at home” (i.e. clothing, toiletries, school supplies, etc.)

• How would summer vacations be handled? How would you resume the 50/50 schedule following a holiday? (50/50 possession presumes the schedule remains the same throughout the year, but an order can be drafted to allow each party to have extended time in the summer for family vacations and special activities).
• How would holidays be handled?

• How well do you co-parent with the other party?

• What schedule have you been following (for parties who have been separated) and why is it successful/unsuccessful?

• If you’ve had a custody evaluation, what does the custody evaluator recommend?

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