THURMAN'S INSIDER'S CUSTODY TIPS:
What is "Joint Physical Custody?"
Never agree to anything less than "joint physical custody" but
realize that "joint" does not mean "equal." Almost
any kind of joint parenting arrangements will qualify as joint custody.
In terms of percentages, it is not uncommon for courts to assign joint
custody labels even if the parent's respective timeshares are 90%/10%,
or some other fraction. Actual timeshare matters most, although joint
custody labels can nonetheless themselves affect the posture of your case.
CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
CUSTODY OF CHILDREN
JOINT PHYSICAL CUSTODY
Family Code Section 3004
"Joint physical custody" means that each of the parents shall
have significant periods of physical custody. Joint physical custody shall
be shared by the parents in such a way so as to assure a child of frequent
and continuing contact with both parents, subject to
Sections 3011 and