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

This post is the third and final part of a series where we will be learning about all the different types of 50/50 physical custody schedules.  This post will be talking about two very different types of schedule options if you share 50/50 child custody. Finally, we will address how to take all this information you have and decide which child custody schedule will work best 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 Child 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 a 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.

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

The biggest downfall of this schedule is the length away from parents.  It obviously would not be 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.

The great thing about this schedule is it 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.


This is the last post of the series and there are a few things I would like to add.  First, there are so many options available to you, don ‘t get overwhelmed.  Simply research each schedule and decide if it might work for you or if it will definitely not work.  Each schedule has a link to a webpage with more information on each of the schedules, the pros/cons of that schedule, and how you can adjust it to fit your needs.

Once you have a few schedules that might work go over each of those 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, start with a template of an existing schedule, or just use and existing schedule.  You can change the times exchanges happen, the dates, or switch time between parents.  A great feature of the software is you see immediately how the changes affect time percentages between parents.

Custody X Change offers a Free Download and I highly recommend you trying it out to see if it works for you.

Part I  50/50 Child Custody: Every Weekend & 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