Different Types of Physical Custody Arrangements That Can be Found in a Divorce Agreement

Different Types of Physical Custody Arrangements That Can be Found in a Divorce Agreement

“In an Alabama divorce agreement, the parties may agree that one parent will have the sole physical custody of the children and that the other parent will exercise visitation with the minor children. Standard visitation typically refers to a schedule where the visiting parent has the children in his or her care on the 1st and 3rd weekends of each month, one day each week, and divides the holidays and summer evenly between each parent. Alternatively, parties in an Alabama divorce agreement may agree that they will share in the joint physical custody of their children. A joint physical custodial arrangement can vary to accommodate the many different schedules and wishes of the parents so that they each have equal or near-equal amounts of time with the children. Common joint physical custody arrangements include week-on/week-off, where the parents alternate weeks in which the children are in their respective care, and 2-2-5-5, where the children are with each parent for two days out of every week and rotate weekend time with each parent, never going more than 5 days without seeing the other parent. Whether the parties to an Alabama divorce agreement agree to a sole or joint physical custody arrangement, the Courts in Alabama encourage the parties to work together regarding each parent’s time with the children and further allow the parents to vary from any set schedule by mutual agreement.”

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