Joint Physical Custody

Joint Physical Custody means that each of the parents shall have significant periods of physical custody. Joint physical custody shall be shared in such a way so as to assure a child of frequent and continuing contact with both parents (Family Code Section 3004). In making an order for joint physical custody, the court may specify one parent as the primary caretaker of the child and one home as the primary home of the child, for the purpose of determining eligibility for public assistance (Family Code Section 3086).

See also Legal CustodyPhysical Custody, Joint Legal CustodySole Legal CustodyJoint Physical CustodySole Physical Custody, Joint Custody, Parenting Plan.

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