Common Custody Schedules w/ Timeshare - Part One

There are some standard custody schedules that people use when they set up their parenting plans. Many times parents set up these plans and don't realize the exact amount of time that they will have with their child.

To give you an idea of how each schedule looks and will divide time between parents, the schedules below were made using Custody X Change.

In the next post, we'll continue to look at various custody and visitation schedules and the timeshare percentages that accompany them.

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Every weekend

The every weekend schedule is usually set up in a custody situation where one parent has custody and the other parent gets visitation. It looks like this in the calendar:

In this arrangement, the custodial parent has 71.4% of time with the child and the non-custodial parent has 28.6%. Parents who opt for this schedule, but want more equal time can use holidays, vacations, school breaks and other special events to even out the time.

Alternating weeks

The alternating weeks schedule is a common joint custody agreement. The parents switch weeks of custody with the child. The calendar looks like this:

As you can see, the time with each parent is pretty even. The custodial parent has 51.2% and the non-custodial parent has 48.8%. The differences in time are due to the starting date and the day of the week the schedule starts.

Alternating weekends

The alternating weekends schedule is a sole custody arrangement with visitation for the other parent. The parent who doesn't have custody gets the child every other weekend. Here's the calendar:

As you can see, there is a big difference in the amount of time that each parent has with the child. The custodial parent has 79.8% and the non-custodial parent has 20.2%. This could just be the school schedule since the child needs to spend the majority of time at one home. The summer schedule could be changed so the non-custodial parent ends up with more time.

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