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What is shared custody? Does it have a legal status in UK

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What is shared custody? Does it have a legal status in UK law?

What time is the child spending with each parent?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
35% with Father 65% with mother

That makes sense. It is called a shared child arrangement order - where a child lives with each parent for a considerable part of the week/fortnight. If made as a child arrangement order it sets out the arrangement between the parents often with the help of a court order. So yes it does have a legal status.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Is a SRO (Shared residence order) appropriate/possible in these circumstances( there are two households less than 1 mile apart) ?
Hopefully last question. You have provided clarity in a difficult legal situation. Thank you

The language which you refer to no longer exists. There are no longer residence orders or indeed shared residence orders. But there is no reason as to why from what you have written you could not agreed a shared child arrangement order.

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