Samples of Standard Custody & Visitation Schedules with Time-Share Percentages — Part Two

Okay, here’s the next part in a series of posts that explore some of the standard custody and visitation schedules that people set up. Hopefully you can look through these and see if any of them, or a combination of any of them, will fit for your parenting plan. I’m putting all of the plans in Custody X Change so we can get a calendar view of how the plan will look and so we can also see the time-share percentage that each parent has with that type of schedule. The time-share percentages that I give are only for the repeating cycle–holidays, vacation time, and special events aren’t taken into consideration. Using holidays, vacation time, and special events can alter your schedule to equal time if you want–so you can think about that for your own schedule if you like one of the schedules but don’t feel the time is equal. We’ll look at three more custody and visitation schedules that are all variations of an alternating weekend schedule.

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1. Alternating weekends and one evening visit a week. In this schedule, the child lives with 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:

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For this arrangement, the custodial parent has 83.94% of the time with the child and the non-custodial parent has 16.06% 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.

2. Alternating weekends and 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:

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This gives the non-custodial parent a little more time than the previous schedule. The custodial parent has 71.34% of the time and the non-custodial parent has 28.66%.

3. 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:

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The time-share percentage for the custodial parent is 78.63% and the time-share for the non-custodial parent is 21.37%.

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 thought 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. One nice thing about Custody X Change is that it makes it really easy to play around with some options to see the various time-share percentage and calendar. Then you can come up with a really great schedule for everyone involved. We’ll look at a few more of the schedules in the next post.

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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