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Physical Custody Basics 

  • Physical Custody is the right and obligation to make a home for the child and to care for the child on a day-to-day basis.
  • Shared Custody does NOT refer to a 50/50 time division.
  • Shared Custody exists when both parents have more than 128 overnights.
  • When there are 128 or more overnights, child support is calculated differently.
  • Consider the Pros and Cons OF Shared Physical Custody, for example: 
    • Shared custody allows children to enjoy meaningful relationships with both parents
    • shared custody schedules may create confusion and instability. 

Big Question:  Who Will Be The Primary Residential Custodian? 

Child Custody Visitation Schedules

Visitation schedules provide access to the non-custodial parent and usually include special provisions for summers and holidays. 

Visitation Schedule #1-One Parent Has Primary Custody

  • Every other weekend from Friday until Sunday. 
  • Non-overnight Wednesday dinner visit. 
  • Alternating holiday visitation on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 
  • Each parent has two weeks of uninterrupted visitation during the summer. 

Visitation Schedule #2-Shared Physical Custody.

  • Every other weekend from Friday until Monday, from when school lets out until school resumes on Monday . 
  • Wednesday overnight visitation from when school lets out until when school resumes.  
  • Alternating holiday visitation on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 
  • Week On/Week Off visitation during the summer.

Visitation Schedule #3- 50/50 Access Schedule. 

  • Parties alternate having the child/children on a "week on"/"week off" basis.
  • Same schedule during the school year as the summer, except each party has two weeks of uninterrupted access during the summer. 
  • Alternating holiday visitation on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 

Call 410-321-4994 For a Consultation With Towson Child Custody Lawyer Amar S. Weisman.

Please Call (410) 321-4994 to schedule a Free Consultation. The purpose of the consultation is to decide whether you want to hire Amar S. Weisman. To obtain legal services, you must pay a retainer, see Policy on Fees/Costs. The law firm is next to The Circuit Court For Baltimore County, at 305 Allegheny Avenue, Towson, MD, 21204. We represent clients throughout the Baltimore area including Aberdeen. Abingdon, Bel Air, Bowleys Quarters, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Edgewood, Essex, Lutherville, Owings Mills, Parkville, Perry Hall, Rosedale, Sparrows Point, Timonium, Towson, Westminster and White Marsh. 

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