A 60/40 joint physical custody agreement means that the child spends 60 percent of their time with one parent and 40 percent of their time with the other. 60/40 schedules are considered joint or shared custody schedules because both parents have significant and frequent contact with the children. One example of the 60 40 custody schedule is where one parent spends 4 nights of the week with their child, while the other parent spends 3 nights on the weekend with the child. In other words, the child spends Monday morning through Friday afternoon with the first parent, and Friday afternoon until Monday morning with the other parent. This is a form of shared custody and parallel parenting that benefits the child.