The term “Shared Parenting” is often misunderstood. It does not mean 50/50 parenting time between both parents. It simply means shared custody. When both parents enter a Shared Parenting Plan, each parent is considered to be the custodial and residential parent. Each parent has custody so each parent has equal decision-making rights for the children. Both parents are required to communicate with each other regarding all aspects of the children.
Shared Parenting is usually only available if both parties agree to it. Courts do not typically order Shared Parenting so if both parties cannot agree to share custody then it will most likely end up with one parent having full custody. If you desire to have a Shared Parenting Plan, contact Kane Law Offices to discuss it further.
Call Kane Law Offices at (937) 887-4700.