When you are going through divorce in California and have children, you are going to need to have a child custody order which is form FL-341. This is a 3 page form where you can get very specific about the custody arrangement.
Some people believe that because the child custody order goes into so much detail that they need to have a detailed child custody agreement. This is not the case. You can have a child custody agreement that simply says joint legal and joint physical custody.
You see, many of our clients don’t want a specified child custody schedule. Sometimes they don’t want the court’s involvement and sometimes they are amicable enough to figure out child custody schedules on an ongoing basis in the best interest of the children. Other times, the work schedules of the parents change so often that to have a specified child custody schedule would not make sense.