Rotating Custody Law and Legal Definition

In a rotating custody agreement, there is shared parental responsibility, but no primary custodial parent is designated, and the parents alternate custody of the child. Rotating custody is governed by state laws which vary by state. For example, in Florida, there is a presumption that rotating custody is not in the best interests of the child.

Some of the factors, among others, that a court may consider in deciding whether to grant split custody include whether the child's parents live in the same school district, the disruptive effect on the child, the child's preferences, and the level of hostility between the parents. Rotating custody is also referred to as split custody.