2-2-5-5 Custody and Visitation Schedule Examples
In the 2-2-5-5 residential schedule, your child lives 2 days with one parent, then 2 days with the other parent, followed by 5 days with the first parent, and 5 days with the second parent.
This is the 2-2-5-5 schedule repeated in the calendar.
Depending on how you customize your schedule and what day your schedule starts, you may end up with a 5-5-2-2 schedule, a 2-5-5-2 schedule, a 5-2-2-5 schedule, a 2-5-2-5 schedule or a 5-2-5-2 schedule. These are all variations on the same two-week repeating schedule.
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You should customize your 2-2-5-5 schedule so it is effective for your situation. Here are some examples.
This schedule has exchanges at 9:00 am and starts on Thursday. If you start this schedule on Saturday, it is a 2-5-5-2 schedule.
This schedule has exchange times at 7:30 am and 7:30 pm. This gives both parents weekend time.
This 2-2-5-5 schedule starts on Monday and shows 3rd party time (when the child isn't with either parent, like during school or day care). If you start this schedule on Wednesday it is a 2-5-5-2 schedule.
As you create your schedule you can use a parenting timeshare calculator to know the percentage of time each parent has with the child. This can help you make changes to your schedule and keep the parenting time percentages where you want.
- Your child is able to spend time with both parents each week.
- Your child doesn't go a long time without seeing a parent.
- The schedule is consistent and fairly easy to remember.
- Parents have equal time so there may be less fighting about the schedule.
- This is a shared parenting schedule, so both parents provide daily caregiving.
- This schedule can work very well if parents have nontraditional work schedules.
- This schedule can work well for younger children who aren't in school.
- There are frequent exchanges which the parents must remember and keep track of.
- One parent may have the child every weekend.
- Your child changes homes frequently and may struggle with adapting.
- Since your child will spend weekdays in both parents' homes, the parents must communicate about school and activities.
- The parents must live relatively close to each other.
- If the child is in school, both parents must live close to the school.