Common Custody Schedules w/ Timeshare - Part Two

This is the second part of our series exploring standard custody and visitation schedules. Take some time to look through the schedules below to see if any of them, or a combination of two, could work for your parenting plan.

The three variations of the alternating weekend schedule below were made using Custody X Change so you can see how each schedule looks in the calendar, and the timeshare percentage that each parent has with that type of schedule.

The timeshare percentages below are only for the repeating cycle — holidays, vacation time and special events will alter the timeshare.

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Alternating weekends with one evening visit a week

In this schedule, the child lives with the custodial parent during the week and visits the non-custodial parent on alternating weekends and for one evening visit during the week. Here's how the schedule looks when you apply it to a month:

For this arrangement, the custodial parent has 83.5% of the time with the child and the non-custodial parent has 16.5% of the time. This schedule is a common one for a situation where one parent has sole physical custody and the other parent gets visitation.

Alternating weekends with one overnight a week

This is similar to the schedule above, but the evening visit is an overnight visit. The non-custodial parent has visitation every other weekend and one overnight visit a week. It looks like this:

This gives the non-custodial parent a little more time than the previous schedule. The custodial parent has 71% of the time and the non-custodial parent has 29%.

Alternating extended weekends

In this arrangement the child spends every other weekend with the non-custodial parent but the weekends goes until Monday evening. On the calendar this is what it looks like:

The timeshare percentage for the custodial parent is 78% and the timeshare for the non-custodial parent is 22%.

In summary

All of these schedules could start on different days or be adapted to fit your needs. The evening or overnight visit could be on any day of the week. Or, you could add additional visits if you think that would be best for your child. These basic templates can be helpful to get some ideas for your child custody schedule, but you shouldn't feel like you have to fit your plan into one of these.

Custody X Change makes it really easy to play around with some options to see the various timeshare percentages and calendars. Then, you can come up with a really great schedule for everyone involved. We'll look at a few more schedules in the next post.

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