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Make Changes to Your Schedule

If your custody schedule needs adjusting, you have many options, including:

  • Move an exchange (one time or always)
  • Add or delete a visit (one time or always)
  • Change some weeks or months without affecting others
  • Change the schedule's start or end date
  • Choose a new pattern (start over)

If you're having a hard time making the change you want, follow the steps to start over (at the end of this page). Some options, like swapping all parent time and moving a schedule back a day, are only available when you initially make a schedule, so you can access them by starting over.

Move an exchange (one time or always)

If you're looking to privately mark times your co-parent arrives late, use your actual time tracker instead.

Otherwise, to move an exchange:

  1. In your calendar, click the exchange you want to adjust.

    Drag to the new exchange time, or use the boxes that appear by your calendar to enter a new date and/or time.

  2. Choose a repeating rate from the drop-down menu.

    If you opt not to have this change repeat, you can give it a title since it's presumably for a unique reason. When you hit save, it will appear under the "changes" tab.

    If you opt for this change to repeat, it will apply to past and future weeks. It will become part of your repeating schedule and will not appear under the "changes" tab.

    You can apply repeating changes to other days of the week using the buttons beneath the "repeats" box. For example, to move Mom's Sunday and Tuesday pickups from 9 a.m. to 7 a.m., select "Sun" and "Tue."

Add or delete a visit (one time or always)

Since someone needs to have responsibility for your child at all times, there's no way to delete a visit. Instead, add a visit that replaces the one you wanted to delete. For example, to "delete" a visit for Dad, add a visit for Mom or a third party in its place.

If you're looking to privately mark times your co-parent cancels visits, use your actual time tracker instead.

Otherwise, to add a visit:

  1. Click "add time" under the "schedules" tab (beneath or left of your calendar).

    Or just click on the calendar where you want the visit to begin. Don't click too close to an exchange; that will edit the exchange time.

    You could instead click "new change" under the "changes" tab — but only if you want this to be a one-time visit.

  2. From the drop-down menu that appears, select the parent who will get the new visit.

    You could select "third party" instead of a parent. Third-party time is when a child is at school or with a caretaker other than the parents. It's excluded from parenting time calculations.

  3. Set the start and end dates/times. You can use the "from" and "to" boxes or click and drag in the calendar. If you want this visit to repeat, just choose the dates/times for one instance for now.

  4. Choose a repeating rate from the drop-down menu. (You won't have this option if you used the "new change" button).

    If you opt not to have the visit repeat, you can give it a title since it's presumably for a unique reason. When you hit save, it will appear under the "changes" tab.

    If you opt for the visit to repeat, it will apply to past and future weeks. It will become part of your repeating schedule and will not appear under the "changes" tab.

    You can quickly apply repeating visits lasting less than 24 hours to other days of the week. Use the buttons that appear beneath the "repeats" box. For example, to add a visit for Dad on Sundays and Mondays, select "Sun" and "Mon."

  5. Change some weeks or months without affecting others

    If you only want to change a few exchanges or visits in total, you can enter each change individually. Follow the steps above to move each exchange or add/delete each visit. Make sure to set the repeating rate to "none," otherwise you'll edit your entire schedule.

    If that would take too long, make an additional schedule using a template. The new schedule will override your existing one starting on the day you choose. To set it to revert back to your original schedule on a certain date, check the box for "summer break schedule" (called "school holiday schedule" in some places).

    Change the schedule's start or end date

    1. Click "options" next to the name of the schedule you want to edit. Find it beneath your calendar (on a phone) or left of your calendar (on a computer).

    2. Enter a new date and/or time.

    While all schedules have a start date, most don't have an end date. They end whenever you set another schedule to begin.

    The exception is a schedule that overrides your regular schedule for weeks or months (e.g., a summer schedule). This has a fixed end date.

    If you want an end date and don't see one, follow the steps below to start over. You'll need to make a new schedule using a template and check the box for "summer break schedule" (called "school holiday schedule" in some places).

    Choose a new pattern

    If you want to make major changes to your schedule's repeating pattern, it's best to start over. You won't lose your holidays/occasions, one-time changes or any other schedules you've made.

    Follow Step 1 from "change the schedule's start or end date" above.

    From there, you have two options.

    Option 1: Click "start over" and follow our steps to make a schedule with a template. (You won't need to click "new schedule" like the article says.) This is the fastest option for many people, especially if they want a common or simple schedule.

    Option 2: Hit "delete" and follow our steps to make a schedule without a template (manually).