2-2-3 Custody and Visitation Schedule Examples
In the 2-2-3 residential schedule, your child lives with one parent for 2 days of the week, the next 2 days with the other parent, and then 3 days with the first parent. The next week it switches.
This is how the 2-2-3 schedule looks in the calendar.
If you modify your schedule and have it start on a different day of the week you may have a 2-3-2 schedule or a 3-2-2 schedule. These are variations on the same two week repeating schedule.
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The 2-2-3 schedule is pretty structured, but you can customize it so it fits your situation. Here are some sample 2-2-3 schedules.
You can pick any day to start the schedule. Here is a 2-2-3 schedules that starts on a Thursday (this could also be a 3-2-2 schedule that starts on Monday).
You can change the exchange times. This 2-2-3 schedule has exchange times at 9:00 am except on the weekend when the exchange time is moved to 10:00 am. This schedule also starts on Saturday (or it could be a 2-3-2 schedule that starts on Monday).
You can show when your child isn't with either parent by marking 3rd party time. Here is a 2-2-3 schedule with school time shown.
You can use a visitation timeshare calculator to know the percentage of time that each parent has with the child. This can help you give each parent equal time with the child as you customize your 2-2-3 schedule.
- Children are able to spend time with both parents each week.
- Children don't go very long before seeing either parent.
- The schedule is structured and can be easily implemented.
- The schedule can work with unusual employment schedules.
- Both parents have the same amount of time with the and this can reduce conflict.
- This schedule can work for younger children who aren't in school.
- This is a shared parenting schedule and both parents are able to perform daily caretaking.
- There are frequent exchanges which take time and planning.
- Children may not do well changing homes so frequently.
- The schedule doesn't repeat for two weeks so there is a lot to keep track of.
- Parents must take extra effort to keep each other informed about the child's school work and other activities.
- Parents must live close to each other and close to the child's school.
- Parents must be able to communicate well with each other and commit to making the schedule work.