Divorced parents in Tennessee often get a 50/50 child custody arrangement. Co-parenting with equal custody can include a variety of schedules.
Pros and cons of 50/50 custody
A50/50 parenting time arrangement has numerous benefits. The kids get to enjoy an equal amount of time with their parents, which can boost their morale. Parents can also benefit by getting their children half the time while being able to take breaks between visitation periods.
The 50/50 arrangement can help children as they live in two different homes. One parent might have something the other lacks, balancing things out. Their standard of living may also be improved.
A con of the 50/50 arrangement is that it can be difficult for the child if their parents live far away from one another. It might not work if the distance is far enough that one parent lives outside of the child’s school district.
50/50 co-parenting schedules
Parents having equal custody of their child means there are many options for the co-parenting schedule. Alternating weeks means that one parent has the child at their home for a week and the other gets them the following week and so forth. The child could stay with one parent for two weeks and then live with their other parent for the next two weeks.
The 3-4-4-3 schedule means the child is with one parent for three days, then goes to the other’s home for four days. After that, the first parent gets the child for four days and the other gets them for three.
With the 2-2-3 schedule, one parent gets the child for two days and the other gets them for the next two. The first parent has the child for three days after that. Child custody that’s 50/50 is often viewed as healthy for most families.