You Have Questions...Marshall Waller Speaks Candidly About Child Custody | Feinberg & Waller Video Transcript

Well when you're talking about child visitation for children in Los Angeles and Ventura County, in any county in California actually, there are a variety of approaches that a lot of people use. Generally in California it starts out as 50/50. They try to give the kids to each parent as much as they can. That's actually the goal of the legislature because obviously they're not living in an intact home anymore so they have to make the best of what they can. A 50/50 timeshare can take many forms. You could go day on day off, which is actually very impractical, you can go week on week off, which works better with older kids, and a more common plan that is used by the Ventura courts and by the Los Angeles courts is what's called a 2/2/3 or a 2/2/5. Basically the parents alternate the weekends, so they're sharing those equally, and then the midweek is also shared two days with one, two days with the other. And then there are a variety of other arrangements for child custody and child visitation that can take the forms of a few hours here and a few hours there if you're dealing with very young children. Then of course when you are dealing with teenagers it generally tends to develop more along the lines of what they want to do.