What does legal custody mean?
Legal custody means the right and responsibility to make decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child. Joint legal custody means that both parents share the right and responsibility to make the decisions related to the child or children’s health, education and welfare. The Court can grant joint legal custody without granting joint physical custody.
What does sole legal custody mean?
Sole legal custody means that one parent has the right and responsibility to make decisions related to health, education and welfare of the child.
What does physical custody mean?
Physical custody means where the children reside, under the supervision of their parents. Joint physical custody means that each of the parents have significant periods of physical custody. It also means that the child or children have frequent and continuing contact with both parents. A court could order one parent as the primary caretaker of the child and one home as the primary home of the child. Judges must make specific findings when deciding on attorney’s fees.
What does sole physical custody mean?
Sole physical custody means a child resides with and is under the supervision of one parent, subject to the court’s power to order visitation.
Visitation and Parenting Schedules
Visitation/Parenting time/Custodia time is a simple concept often misunderstood. It is simply the time children are under the care of their parents. It is referred to as custodial time, parenting time, parenting schedule, etc. The following provides the general percentages of custodial time often ordered in an Orange County custody or visitation case.
|One weekend Per Month||6.58%|
|One extended weekend per month||9.86%|
|Two weekends per month||13.15%|
|One weekend per month and one evening per week||13.70%|
|One extended weekend plus one overnight per week||19%|
|Alternate weekends plus two weeks during summer||18.36%|
|Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays plus two weeks during summer||18.90%|
|Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays plus two weeks during summer (Other parent also gets two weeks)||18.36%|
|Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays plus one month during summer||23%|
|Two extended weekends per month||19.73%|
|Alternate weekends and one evening per week||21.37%|
|Alternate weekends and one overnight per week||28.49%|
|Alternate extended weekends||21.40%|
|Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays plus four summer weeks (alternate summer weekends, with makeups)||21.10%|
|Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays plus four summer weeks (no alternate weekends)||20.55%|
|Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays plus 1/2 summer||22.47%|
|Alternate extended weekends plus one evening per week||28.49%|
|Alternate extended weekends plus one overnight per week||35.62%|
|Alternate weekends, 1/2 holidays, 1 evening/week, four summer weeks (alternating weekends continued during summer, makeup weekends for the 4 weeks)||28.23%|
|Alternate weekends, 1 evening/week when school in session and 1/2 school vacation||28.49%|
|One day per week||14.29%|
|Two days per week||28.57%|
|Three days per week||42.85%|
|Four days per week||57.14%|
|Five days per week||71.43%|
|Six days per week||85.71%|
|First, third, and fifth weekends||15.34%|
|First, third and fifth extended weekends||23.01%|
|First, third and alternate extended weekends||21.37%|
|One evening per week||7%|
|One overnight per week||14.2%|
|Two weeks during the summer||3.85%|
|All time not in school||31%|
|Alternate weekend, one overnight per week plus 1/2 of all time not in school||30%|
|Alternate weekends, one overnight per week, 1/2 holidays plus one month during summer||29%|
|Alternate weekends, one overnight per week plus 1/2 of all time not in school||30%|
|Alternate weekends, one evening per week plus entire summer||30%|
|Alternate weekends, one overnight per week plus, entire summer||39%|
|Three days one week/four days the next week and continuing||49.99%|
|Typical weekend starts Friday after school to Sunday evening
Extended weekends starts Friday after school until Monday morning
This chart is for quick and general reference but to accurately calculate your percentage add the number of hours of visitation per year and divide by the total number of hours in a year.