Alternating custody can have two different meanings. It is typically used when parents take turns having sole custody of a child based on a regular schedule, while the non-custodial parent has visitation rights. For example, the father may have sole custody on odd years while mother has sole custody on even years. Also called divided custody, this is a very rare type of child custody, typically utilized when the parents of a child live long distances away from each other.
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- Richard C. Guerriero, Louisiana's New Joint Custody Law, Louisiana Law Review, 1983, 43:759.
- Understanding the difference between the types of child custody, Scott Law Group
- Paul Wallin, 6 Ways to Split Child Custody Evenly, Wallin and Klarich Family Law Attorneys.