What is a Shared Care Order?
A Shared Care Order is a court order that specifies how the care of a child (or children) will be shared between separated parents.
This is unlikely to mean that a child will spend an equal amount of time with each parent, but it does mean they will spend a significant amount of time living with both.
What is ‘shared parenting presumption’?
Parents usually apply for a Child Arrangements Order when they separate, which sets out the living arrangements for their child or children.
A Child Arrangements Order is based on ‘shared parenting presumption’. The presumption is that it is in a child’s best interests to have both parents involved in their lives.