50/50 Child Custody Part Three: Two Weeks & 3-4-4-3

In the final post of our 50/50 visitation schedule series, we'll discuss two very different types of schedule options. In conclustion, wel'll discuss how you can find a child custody schedule that will work for you.

Custody X Change is software that creates professional parenting plan documents and parenting schedules.

Make My Schedule and Plan Now

Two weeks each custody schedule

The two weeks each child custody schedule is a great and simple schedule with 50/50 child custody. One parent has the child for two weeks and then the other parent has the child for two weeks.

This schedule is particularly good for parents of teenagers or older children. These kids are usually busier because of school, extracurricular activities and friends. They want to spend time with both parents but are more concerned with having a schedule that does not interfere with their busy lives.

It's also a great summer schedule for parents who live further away from each other and can't share 50/50 custody during the school year. This way, the children can spend longer quality time with mom and dad when school is out.

The biggest drawback of this schedule is the length of time children spend away from parents. It's not ideal for an infant or small toddler who still needs a primary residence. You can however, allow your child to call the other parent when they miss them or arrange mid-week meals with the other parent as well.

3-4-4-3 custody schedule

The 3-4-4-3 child custody schedule is a great schedule for those who want a very consistent, weekly schedule. Your child will spend the first three nights of the week with one parent and the second four nights of the week with the other. Then the following week, they stay four nights with the first parent and three with the second.

This schedule is very simple and easy to implement. The only night where there are any variances in the schedule is the middle day which rotates each week. One parent always has the first part of the week and the other parent always has the last of the week including the weekend.

The big downfall of this schedule is one parent has every weekend. As stated in earlier posts, this is not always a bad thing depending on your schedules. Some parents have struggled with it but the best schedule for you is the one which is best for your child.

Conclusion

There are so many options available to you but don't get overwhelmed. Research each schedule and narrow your choices down to a few that best suit your situation.

Go over your remaining schedules in detail. Look at how you can adjust that schedule to fit your unique situation. Maybe you find two schedules you want to incorporate into one schedule. There is nothing wrong with creating your own schedule.

Finally, find the right tool to help you create your unique schedule. You can write it out on paper, a calendar or use one of the many online tools available.

The Custody X Change software allows you to create your own schedule or use a template and adjust it to fit your cirumstances. You can change the times exchanges happen, the dates of visits, or switch time between parents. A great feature of the software is you see immediately how the changes affect time percentages between parents.

You can try out a free trial of Custody X Change to see how it can help you stay organized and in compliance with your schedule.

Part 1: 50/50 Child Custody: Every 2 Days & 2-2-3 Visitation

Part 2 50/50 Child Custody: Alternating Weeks & 2-2-5-5

Custody X Change is software that creates professional parenting plan documents and parenting schedules.

Make My Schedule and Plan Now

Custody X Change is software that creates professional parenting plan documents and parenting schedules.

Make My Plan
x

Custody X Change is software that creates professional parenting plan documents and parenting schedules.

Make My Schedule and Plan Now

No thanks, I don't need a parenting plan