Editing Your Custody Schedules

Your custody schedules are designed to develop alongside your family for years to come. If they need adjustments, you have several options, explained below.

For each adjustment, you'll begin by clicking the "calendar" tab at the top of the Custody X Change app. This is where your calendars and schedules live.

Rename your schedule

  1. Click "options" next to the name of the schedule you want to work on. Find it to the left of your calendar if you're on a computer, or beneath your calendar if you're on a phone.

    You can get to the same place by clicking on your calendar where the schedule begins or ends. (You'll see a flag with the schedule's name.)

  2. Find the box marked "title." Type in a new title.

  3. Hit "save."

Choose a new pattern

If you want to change the repeating pattern your schedule uses, first follow Step 1 above.

  1. Hit "next."

  2. Choose the template that's closest to the pattern you want to change to. You may want to explore each schedule pattern first.

    If you select the "custom repeating rate" option, use our steps to make an uncommon custody pattern and begin at Step 2. If you select any other template, jump to our directions for using a common custody pattern and begin at Step 2.

Delete your schedule

Follow Step 1 above.

  1. Click "delete" at the bottom of the "schedule options" box. The repeating schedule will be removed from your calendar, but any holiday visits or one-time changes will remain.

Change when your schedule starts or ends

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

However, schedules that temporarily override your regular schedule are the exception (e.g., summer schedules). These have a fixed end date.

To change a start or end date, first follow Step 1 above.

  1. To change when your schedule starts, enter a new date and/or time in the boxes under "begins."

  2. If this schedule will override your regular schedule for an extended period, check "summer break schedule." (This works for summer breaks, seasonal jobs and more.)

    Then you'll see additional options: a start date for future years, an end date for the first year and an end date for future years. Select the options that work for your family.

  3. Hit "save" when you're done.

Change the first day of the week

Your location determines your calendar's first day of the week. For instance, calendars for U.S. users display weeks as Sunday through Monday, while calendars for U.K. users display them as Monday through Sunday.

To change your first day of the week, update your location in your account settings or in your parenting plan settings.

To override your first day of the week without changing your location, follow the steps below.

  1. Click the user icon in the top right corner of the app, then select "account settings."

  2. Scroll down to the "calendar start day" heading, and click "edit" next to it.

  3. Choose the day you want from the drop-down menu.

  4. Click "save."

Add a repeating visit

  1. Click on "add time" near your schedule's name (to the left of your calendar on a computer, or beneath your calendar on a phone).

    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.

  2. From the drop-down menu that appears, select the parent who will get the new visit, or select "3rd party."

    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 starting and ending dates and times for any one visit. You can use the "from" and "to" boxes or click and drag in the calendar.

  4. In the next drop-down menu, choose the repeating rate: every week or every other week.

  5. Then use the days-of-the-week buttons to set which days the visit will occur on. If this visit won't occur on multiple days of the week, skip this step.

  6. When you're done, click "save." The visit is now added to your schedule.

To add non-repeating time, use one-time changes instead.

Adjust a repeating exchange

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

  2. Either drag to the new exchange time, or use the box that appears by your calendar to enter a new date and/or time.

  3. Choose a repeating rate from the drop-down menu: every week or every other week.

  4. If this exchange happens multiple times in a week (meaning the same parent receives the child at the same time, but on a different day), you can use the days-of-the-week buttons to change the other occurrences too. This saves you from having to update each exchange individually.

    For example, to change Mom's 9 a.m. pickup on Sundays and Tuesdays to 7 a.m., select "Sun" and "Tue."

  5. When you're done, click "save."

To change just a single exchange, use one-time changes instead.

Explore examples of common schedules



Long distance schedules

Third party schedules


Summer break

Parenting provisions


How to make a schedule

Factors to consider

Parenting plans:

Making a parenting plan

Changing your plan

Interstate, long distance

Temporary plans

Guides by location:

Parenting plans

Scheduling guidelines

Child support calculators

Age guidelines:

Birth to 18 months

18 months to 3 years

3 to 5 years

5 to 13 years

13 to 18 years


Joint physical custody

Sole physical custody

Joint legal custody

Sole legal custody

Product features:

Software overview

Printable calendars

Parenting plan templates

Journal what happens

Expense sharing

Parenting time tracking

Calculate time & overnights

Ways to use:

Succeed by negotiating

Prepare for mediation

Get ready for court