2 Weeks Each: Custody & Visitation Schedule Examples

The 2 weeks each schedule is a 50/50 residential schedule. Your child spends 2 weeks with one parent and then 2 weeks with the other parent. This pattern repeats.


Here's how this schedule looks in the calendar.

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Customizing the 2 week schedule

Here are some ways to customize the 2 week schedule so it betters suits your family.


You can pick any day or time for the exchange. Here is the exchange on a Sunday evening.


You can add a visit during the week with the other parent. Here is a visit on Wednesday evening.


You can add an overnight visit during the week with the other parent. Here is an overnight visit on Tuesday.


If you want, you can mark 3rd party time in your schedule when your child isn't with either parent, like during day care or school.


You may want to use a visitation timeshare calculator as you make changes so each parent still has equal time with the child.

Pros and cons of the 2 weeks each schedule

Pros:

  • There aren't many exchanges in the month.
  • Parents can limit contact with each other because of the infrequent exchanges.
  • The equal parenting time may lead to less conflict over the schedule.
  • It works well for high-conflict situations.
  • Parents can live farther apart and still share a 50/50 custody schedule.
  • The children live with each parent for a long period of time.
  • Both parents provide daily care for the children.
  • You can add midweek or overnight visits.

Cons:

  • Some parents and/or children struggle being away from each other for 2 weeks.
  • Parents with school-aged children must both live close to the school.
  • Parents must cooperate and communicate about the children.
  • Parents must keep each other updated on what is going on in school or other activities.
  • The children must adapt to living in two different homes.

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