Every 3rd Day Custody & Visitation Schedule Examples

The every 3rd day residential schedule has the child living with one parent for 2 days and the other parent for 1 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%.

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Every 3rd day schedule examples

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


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


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


This schedule starts on Tuesday, and some of the exchanges are at 7:00 pm and others at 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 that each parent has the child.


A visitation timeshare calculator shows you the timeshare percentage of each parent for any schedule. 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.
  • The schedule can work well for younger children.
  • Both parents provide the child with daily caregiving, so they have opportunities to bond.
  • Both 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 exchange day moves constantly, so parents must keep careful 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 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 than the other parent, and this can cause fighting about the schedule.

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