Physical placement means the condition under which a parent or legal custodian has the right to have a child physically placed with that party and has the right and responsibility to make, during that placement, routine daily decisions regarding the child's care, consistent with major decisions made by a person having legal custody.
A court can order physical child custody in a variety of ways. For example, one parent may have primary physical custody of a child. Another type of physical custody is shared placement. In some instances, a court may order that each parent have a portion of time during which their child lives with them. That portion can be very limited, shared 50/50, or a great majority.