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What is divided or split custody?
These are terms of art and are not technically defined under the Family Code.
Divided custody generally means each parent is custodian of the same child for different finite periods of time, with cross rights of visitation. A “split” custody arrangement refers to varying parenting plans for several children, where each parent has custody of at least one child of the marriage at all times. Split custody arrangements are rare because Courts typically do not like to split up siblings when issuing custody orders.