Keep in mind that a judge wants to have as much visitation time as possible with each parent. So if one parent is working 16 hours a day, a judge is going to want to place the children with the parent who’s not working as much. And when you’re trying to work out a schedule, keep in mind that a judge doesn’t want to give custodial time to one parent when that parent is just gonna turn around and give the children to a babysitter or daycare when the other parent is available. What does that mean? Let’s say for example, that you have a stay at home mother and you have a father who works a normal eight to five job every day. A judge is very likely not going to order a 50/50 timeshare in that kind of situation because when the father is at work, if he had custodial time with the children while he’s at work, he’s just gonna turn around and put the children in daycare or with a babysitter. And why would a judge have small children with a babysitter if mom is sitting at home watching TV at her house? Obviously a judge is gonna want a parent that is available to have that time with the children.