When Sam and Shelby got divorced, everything was pretty much cut and dried: They had shared custody--more or less a fifty/fifty split--with each parent getting half the week.
Child custody is one of the most important parts of the divorce process for parents. You probably want to keep as much time with your child as you can. In some cases, parents negotiate and come to an agreement about custody arrangements. For other couples, reaching an agreement with each other seems impossible and it is up to court to decide.