60/40 Child Custody: 4-3 Custody Schedule Example

What is 60/40 Child Custody?

60/40 child custody is one of the many different custody options available for you.  This schedule works with your child spending 60% of their time with one parent and 40% with the other.

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It is a very popular schedule because your child spends almost equal time with both parents.  They know you both love them and are willing to work together for the child’s benefit.

There are some requirements for this schedule to be successful.  Both parents need to live close to each other and also to the school your child is attending. You also need to be willing to work together and put aside your differences. Finally, consider your child and if this schedule is in their best interest.

Many people wonder why the 60/40 schedule might be chosen by parents or the court.   The reality is there are as many different reasons for this schedule as there are people.  Each situation is different and unique so the big issue for you to think about is your situation.

Here are some generic reasons why a 60/40 might be chosen:

  • Schedules of the parents work best if one has a slightly larger time percentage.
  • One parent has a longer history of spending more time with their child.
  • The court feels it is the best interest of the child for one parent to have more time.

4-3 Custody Schedule Example

The 4-3 custody schedule example is one schedule you can use if you have 60/40 child custody.  It is a very simple custody schedule to use.  How it works is the parent with 60% custody gets 4 nights of the week, and the parent with 40% custody has your child for three nights.

The great thing about this schedule is you can adjust it to fit the needs of you, the other parent, and especially your child.  Some parents use this schedule so one parent gets the weeknights and the other gets the weekend (also known as the every weekend custody schedule).  It can also be arranged so the 60% parent has the weekend and a some weekdays.

You can create this schedule using Custody X Change software simply and easily.  Open the program and select the “Regular Schedule” tab from the top of the page.  On the right, you will see a list of example schedules.  Under 60/40 select “Every Weekend”.  This will pull up a schedule where time is split 4-3.  Using your mouse, you can easily click on the exchange time and move it to the date and time which works best for you.  On the bottom you will be able to see the percentages each parent has and adjust accordingly.

Determining a child custody schedule can be a struggle.  Simplify the process by learning all you can and using the right tools to help you.

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

Make Your Schedule and Plan Now

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

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