Every 3rd Day - Visitation Schedule Examples

The every 3rd day schedule

The every 3rd day residential schedule has the child living with one parent for 2 days and the other parent for1 day.


Here's the every 3rd day schedule in the calendar.


The every 3rd day schedule repeats every three weeks. It gives one parent about 30% of the time with the child and the other parent about 70%.

Custody X Change is software that creates custody and visitation schedules and professional parenting plan documents.

Make Your 3rd Day Schedule Now

Every 3rd day schedule examples

You can customize your schedule so it works better for you. Here are some every 3rd schedule examples.


This schedule starts on Sunday with the child living with the mother. You can pick any day to start your schedule.


This schedule starts on Tuesday and has exchange times at 10:00 am. You can pick any times for your exchanges.


This schedule starts on Sunday and some of the exchange times are 7:00 pm and some of them are 3:00 pm. You can have different exchange times for different visits.


This schedule includes 3rd party time when the child isn't with either parent. Showing 3rd party time may change the percentage of time each parent has the child.


A visitation timeshare calculator shows you the timeshare percentage of each parent for various schedule ideas. It can help you customize your schedule so both parents are happy with the parenting time.

Pros and Cons of the every 3rd day schedule

Pros:

  • The child spends time living with both parents during the week.
  • The child doesn't go long periods without seeing a parent because the visits are frequent and shorter.
  • The schedule works well with some work schedules.
  • The schedule can work well for toddlers or younger children.
  • Both parents provide the child with daily caregiving so they have opportunities to bond.
  • Parents have weekday and weekend time with the child.
  • Both parents are very involved in the child's life.

Cons:

  • There are frequent exchanges which the parents must coordinate.
  • The schedule is constantly changing and only repeats every three weeks so parents must keep track of when they have the child.
  • The child may have a hard time adjusting to switching homes so frequently.
  • Because there are midweek exchanges, the parents must be able to communicate with each other about the child's school, homework and other activities.
  • Parents must live fairly close to one another.
  • Both parents must live close to the child's school.
  • One parent has substantially more time with the child then the other parent and this can cause fighting about the schedule.

Custody X Change is software that creates custody and visitation schedules and professional parenting plan documents.

Make Your Schedule

Custody X Change is software that creates custody and visitation schedules and professional parenting plan documents.

Make Your 3rd Day Schedule Now