How to Make One-Time Changes to Your Schedule

Use one-time changes when parents agree on schedule adjustments that do not repeat.

The adjustments can be for any time period; Mom may want to take the child to a show for two hours during Dad's time, or Dad may want to take the child on a week-long trip that overlaps with Mom's time.

You can also use one-time entries to create an entire parenting schedule if your schedule will not repeat. This requires parents to constantly make mutual decisions about time with the children. Due to the complexity involved, we recommend using a repeating schedule and occasional one-time events.

There are two ways to make one-time changes. For both, you'll start by clicking the "calendar" tab at the top of the app.

Option 1: Use the changes tab

Your first option is to click the "changes" tab to the left of your calendar (or beneath your calendar if you're on a phone). Then hit the "new change" button.

From the drop-down menu, select the parent who will get this new visit, or select "3rd party." (Third-party time is when a child is at school or with a caretaker other than the parents. Third-party visits are excluded from parenting time calculations.)

Then enter the start and end times of the visit. You also have the option to enter a title.

The changes will automatically appear in the calendar. When you're done, click "save" and repeat the process for any additional one-time changes.

Option 2: Work directly in calendar

Alternatively, you can click on the calendar wherever you want to make the change.

If you click at the start or end of a visit, you'll be prompted to enter a new exchange time. (Selecting an option under "repeats" applies the new time to future exchanges, making this a schedule edit instead of a one-time change.)

If you click in the middle of a visit, you'll be able to add the details of a new one. (Again, selecting an option under "repeats" makes this a recurring visit, rather than a one-time change.)

Other edits

To update or delete your one-time change, click its block on the calendar or click its name under the "changes" tab. If you don't see it listed under "changes", you may need to click "show all."

To enter an event that doesn't affect who has custody or visitation — such as a play date during your time with the child — use the activities tool.

If you need to make different kinds of edits, you have several options, such as renaming your schedule, moving it and adding repeating visits.

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