Tennessee law changed back in July of 2019 and it now actually does allow, by agreement, both parents to be the primary residential parent. According to Physiology Today, there are several ways that you can do 50/50 parenting time. The court really wants to have both parents seriously involved in the lives of their child. So the first thing you need to do when you are thinking about your new parenting schedule after divorce is to decide your work schedule and what actions will be in the best interests of your child.
You may have to go back through and change your work schedule so that you can spend some more time as a single parent with your child. There are several different ways you can use to achieve this. The first way is to get a week on and week off. This means the child will spend the first week with the father and the next week with the mother.
Most people either change on a Friday after school or you can choose to change on a Sunday evening if you are not really getting along well with the other parent. Sometimes, a Friday after school switch is best because you can actually switch at school or have your child ride the bus home to your house, and then you are really not going to have a lot of interaction with the other parent. Another way to divide parenting time is something called a 2 to 3. In this method, the child spends two days with you and three days with the other parent.