Sample Parenting Time Schedules: 7 Examples (With Pictures)

Setting up a parenting time schedule is an enormous task for divorced and separated parents. Many times, parents aren’t even sure how to begin making the schedule. The most frequent question asked is if there are any common example parenting time schedules. To help with this answer, we’re going to show some common schedules.

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Every Weekend

In this parenting time schedule, the child lives with one parent during the week and has visitation with the other parent every weekend.

Alternating Weekends

The child lives with one parent during the week and on alternating weekends. The other parent has visitation on alternating weekends.

Alternating Weekends with an Evening Visit

The child lives with one parent during the week and alternating weekends. The other parent has the child on the other weekends and for one evening visit during the week. Parents can have the visit on any evening, and they can also have visits on multiple evenings during the week.

Alternating Weekends with a Weekly Overnight Visit

This parenting time schedule is similar to the one above, except that instead of an evening visit, it is an overnight visit. Again, parents can choose what day of the week to have the overnight and there can be multiple overnight visits. Or parents can have an evening visit and an overnight visit during the week.

Alternating Extended Weekends

In this schedule, the parent has visitation alternating weekends, but the weekends are extended. This calendar shows the extension on a Monday, but the extended weekend could also start on Thursday night or Friday morning.

Alternating Extended Weekends with an Overnight or Evening Visit

This schedule is the same as above, except the other parent also has a visit sometime during the week. The visit can be an evening visit for a few hours, or an overnight visit (shown). Parents can also schedule multiple visits.

1st, 3rd, and 5th Weekends

One parent has the children all the time except on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends. There are several variations to this schedule as well. The visitation can occur on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th weekend or the parents can alternate the 5th weekend. Mid-week visits can also be added.

In the next post, we’ll look at parenting time schedules where the parents have almost equal time with the children.

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