What are the different types of child custody?
While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and cannot give you legal advice, I can give some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice.
Where I practice in Pennsylvania, when it comes to physical custody of a minor child, there is primary custody (having the majority of the time with the child), partial custody (having less than a majority of the time with the child), shared custody (the right of more than one individual to have custody) and sole custody (exclusive custody of the child).
Given these definitions found in Pennsylvania, when one is talking about “shared” physical custody of a child, that typically means the parents have nearly equal time with the child. If a parent has a quarter of the time with the child, usually it is characterized as “partial” physical custody.
If you are looking to attain additional time with your children, I would strongly suggest you contact an attorney who handles family law matters in your jurisdiction, such as Cordell & Cordell, to see how your state’s laws can help you with this serious situation.