50/50 Schedules

Most popular schedules:

2-2-3 schedule
This schedule has your child spend 2 days with one parent, 2 days with the other parent and 3 days with the first parent. The next week it switches.

2-2-5-5 schedule
This schedule has your child spend 2 days with each parent and then 5 days with each parent.

Alternating weeks schedule
This schedule has your child spend one week with the first parent and the next week with the other parent.

Every extended weekend schedule — school removed
Normally, this schedule gives one parent about 60% of time with the child. But removing the hours the child spends in school or at day care gives parents nearly equal time.

Other 50/50 schedules:

2 weeks each schedule
This schedule has your child spend 2 weeks with one parent and then 2 weeks with the other parent.

3-4-4-3 schedule
This schedule has your child spend 3 days with one parent, then 4 days with the other parent. Then it switches, and the child spends 4 days with the first parent, followed by 3 days with the other parent.

Alternating every 2 days schedule
This schedule has the child switching between the parents every 2 days.

Whole week / work week / weekend schedule
In this schedule, the child spends equal time with both parents over four weeks. Each parent has the child for a full week, a work week and a weekend during that time.

Schedules compared:

50/50 custody & visitation schedules: 7 examples
Here are some common residential schedules where each parent has the child 50% of the time. You can modify any of these schedules so they work better for your situation.

7/7 custody schedules: Sharing parenting time equally
A 7/7 schedule gives each parent seven total days in a two-week rotation.

50/50 custody schedules part one: Alternating every 2 days & 2-2-3
Learn what 50/50 custody is, then look at two common schedules.

50/50 custody schedules part two: Alternating weeks & 2-2-5-5
We discuss the alternating weeks and 2-2-5-5 schedules. Could one work for your situation?

50/50 custody schedules part three: 2 weeks each & 3-4-4-3
Learn about two very different schedule options: 2 weeks each and 3-4-4-3.

50/50 custody schedule examples: 2-2-3 | 2-2-5-5 | 3-4-4-3
50/50 custody schedules are becoming more popular as a way to allow children to develop close bonds with their parents. Explore three schedules to see if one might suit your situation.

50/50 shared parenting: 2-2-3 and alternating weeks variations
Shared parenting is another word for joint custody or co-parenting. Learn about the 2-2-3 custody schedule and how you can customize the alternating weeks schedule so the child sees each parent more often.

Examples of 50/50 child custody schedules: 4 common examples
There are many ways to divide your custody schedule so that each parent gets nearly equal time with the kids. The following are 50/50 child custody schedule options to consider.

5 examples of shared parenting time schedules
In continuing to look at examples of parenting time schedules for your custody agreement, we're going to look at some common schedules where the parents have more equal time with the children.

Examples of joint custody schedules (2-2-5-5 and 3-4-4-3)
The 2-2-5-5 and 3-4-4-3 schedules are ideal for parents who want to see their children throughout the week.

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