Parenting Schedule Articles

The various types of schedules, plus how to get yours down on paper

50/50 schedules
Schedules like alternating weeks, 2 weeks each, 3-4-4-3 and more

60/40 schedules
Schedules like every extended weekend, 4-3 and Ackerman

70/30 schedules
Schedules like every weekend, 5-2, every 3rd week and every 3rd day

80/20 schedules
Schedules like alternating weekends and 1st/3rd/5th weekends

90/10 schedules
Schedules like daytime visits only

Age-based schedules
Tips for age-appropriate schedules whether your child is a newborn or a teenager

Special circumstances
Guidelines for temporary schedules, military custody schedules, etc.

Explore examples of common schedules



Long distance schedules

Third party schedules


Summer break

Parenting provisions


How to make a schedule

Factors to consider

Parenting plans:

Making a parenting plan

Changing your plan

Interstate, long distance

Temporary plans

Guides by location:

Parenting plans

Scheduling guidelines

Child support calculators

Age guidelines:

Birth to 18 months

18 months to 3 years

3 to 5 years

5 to 13 years

13 to 18 years


Joint physical custody

Sole physical custody

Joint legal custody

Sole legal custody

Product features:

Software overview

Printable calendars

Parenting plan templates

Journal what happens

Expense sharing

Parenting time tracking

Calculate time & overnights

Ways to use:

Succeed by negotiating

Prepare for mediation

Get ready for court