Glossary of Legal Terms

Rotating Custody

This is not a technical term, but is often used to refer to a parental time-sharing plan in which the child(ren) live with each parent approximately one-half of the time. This term generally refers to physical custody of child(ren) after divorce, which is alternated between the mother and father at specific periods of time, as determined by the court. See also Joint Legal Custody, Shared Parental Responsibility, Shared Physical Custody, 50/50 Time-Sharing, and Parenting Plans for more information.