2nd, 4th and 5th Weekends - Visitation Schedule Examples
The 2nd, 4th and 5th weekends schedule has your child live with one parent and visit the other parent on the 2nd, 4th and 5th weekends of the month.
Here is the 2nd, 4th and 5th weekend schedule in the calendar.
In this schedule, one parent has about 80% of the time with the child and the other parent has about 20%.
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You can make changes to the 2nd, 4th and 5th weekends schedule so it fits your situation better. Here are some sample schedules that show you some of the changes you can make.
You can change the times for the weekend visit. Here the weekend visit starts at 12:00 pm on Friday and goes to 8:00 am on Monday.
You can change the days of the weekend visit. Here the weekend goes from Saturday afternoon to Tuesday morning.
You can add midweek visits to the parent who has weekend time. Here there is a midweek visit every week on Wednesday afternoon.
You can add overnight visits to the parent who has weekend time. Here the dad has an overnight visit on Wednesday on the weeks he doesn't have the weekend.
You can show 3rd party time in your schedule when your child isn't with either parent. Here the schedule shows when the child is in school. Including 3rd party time in your schedule may affect the parenting time percentages.
You can use a visitation timeshare calculator as you explore options for your schedule. The calculator will show you the amount of time each parent has with the child for a particular schedule. This can help you modify the 2nd, 4th and 5th weekends schedule so it works for you.
- Works for parents who live a long distance from each other.
- Works for a child who needs a very consistent schedule and routine.
- Works if the parents have different types of employment schedules.
- Works for higher conflict situations because there are only a few exchanges every month.
- It is easy to keep track of when the visits happen.
- The limited exchanges make it easy for the parents to plan and organize.
- The child goes a long time between visits with one parent.
- The weekend parent may feel excluded from school, homework and other activities.
- The weekend parent doesn't have the opportunity to be part of the weekday routine.
- Since one parent has quite a bit more time with the child, the parents may have disagreements over the schedule.
- The weekend visits may interfere with a child's sporting events or other activities.