How to Update Your Actual Parenting Time

You can use Custody X Change to track how the parenting time you actually get compares with the time you were supposed to have.

To do this, use the actual time feature to record any changes to your schedule that were not agreed upon.

Entering an actual time change

  1. Click the "actual time" tab. (On a phone, you may need to hit the "more" option first.)

  2. To the left of the calendar — or below it, on a phone — click "new entry." Alternatively, you can click and drag the time block you want to change directly in the calendar.

  3. Next, choose which parent got the extra time, and when it started and ended.

  4. Below that, select which parent caused the change. If no one is to blame, you can select "third party" or record a one-time event instead.

    You have the option to add a few words describing the reason for the change. This can help you remember the circumstances.

  5. Hit "save."

Your new time block will appear on the actual time calendar with a thick border. If you listed a reason, it will show up at the bottom.

You'll also see a list of your actual time changes next to your calendar (or beneath it if you're on a phone).

Editing or deleting an actual time entry

  1. Click on the "actual time" tab. (On a phone, you may need to hit the "more" option first.)

  2. Scroll through the calendar to find the entry you want to change.

    Alternatively, find the entry in the box marked "actual time" (beneath or to the left of your calendar, depending on the device you're using). You may need to click the "show all" option to find your entry.

  3. Click the entry. A box will open.

  4. To delete, use the red button in the lower right corner. To edit, make your changes and hit "save."

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