Every 3rd Week Custody & Visitation Schedule Examples

The every 3rd week residential schedule has the child living 2 weeks with one parent, then 1 week with the other parent.


This is how the every 3rd week schedule could look in the calendar.


The every 3rd week schedule gives about 70% of the parenting time to one parent and about 30% of the parenting time to the other parent.

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Every 3rd week schedule examples

You can adjust the every 3rd week schedule so it works better for you. Here are some examples of every 3rd week schedules.


This schedule shows the exchange on Monday at 9:00 am. You can pick any day or time for the exchange.


This schedule shows an evening midweek visit for the parent who has less time. You can add midweek visits every week or have multiple midweek visits in a week.


This schedule shows an overnight visit during the week for the parent who has less time. You can have multiple overnight visits if you want.


This schedule shows 3rd party time when the child isn't with either parent. Including 3rd party time in your schedule may change the parenting timeshare percentages.


Using a visitation timeshare calculator as you make your schedule lets you see the amount of time each parent has with the child. This can help you customize your schedule to better fit your situation.

Pros and cons of the every 3rd week schedule

Pros:

  • The schedule is simple and easy to remember.
  • There aren't frequent exchanges, and you can work them around school or day care.
  • Your children are able to spend longer periods of time with each parent.
  • Both parents have the children during the week, so they're involved in daily activities.
  • This schedule works if your children do better with routine and consistency.
  • This schedule can work well if a parent travels a lot for work.

Cons:

  • Children and parents may struggle being away from each other so long.
  • Parents must be able to communicate about school, homework, and the children's activities.
  • If your children are in school, both parents must live fairly close to the school.
  • One parent has less time with the children than the other, which can cause conflict about the schedule.

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