2-2-3 Custody and Visitation Schedule Examples

In the 2-2-3 residential schedule, your child lives with one parent for 2 days of the week, spends the next 2 days with the other parent, and then returns to the first parent for 3. The next week it switches.

This is how the 2-2-3 schedule looks in the calendar.

If you modify your schedule and have it start on a different day of the week you may have a 2-3-2 schedule or a 3-2-2 schedule. These are variations on the same two-week repeating schedule.

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2-2-3 sample schedules

The 2-2-3 schedule is pretty structured, but you can customize it to fit your situation. Here are some sample 2-2-3 schedules.

Change the start day

You can pick any day to start the schedule. Here is a 2-2-3 schedule that starts on a Thursday. (This could also be a 3-2-2 schedule that starts on Monday.)

Change the exchange times

You can change the exchange times. This 2-2-3 schedule has exchanges at 9:00 am, except on the weekend, when the exchange moves to 10:00 am. This schedule also starts on Saturday. (Or it could be a 2-3-2 schedule that starts on Monday.)

Use 3rd-party time

You can show when your child isn't with either parent by marking 3rd party time. Here is a 2-2-3 schedule with school time shown.

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You can use a visitation timeshare calculator to know the percentage of time that each parent has with the child. This can help you give parents equal time with the child as you customize your 2-2-3 schedule.

Pros and cons of the 2-2-3 schedule


  • Children are able to spend time with both parents each week.
  • Children don't go very long before seeing either parent.
  • The schedule is structured and can be easily implemented.
  • The schedule can work with unusual employment schedules.
  • Parents have equal time with the children, which can reduce conflict.
  • This schedule can work for younger children who aren't in school.
  • This is a shared parenting schedule, and both parents perform daily caretaking.


  • The frequent exchanges take time and planning.
  • Children may not do well changing homes so frequently.
  • Parents must take extra care to keep each other informed about the children's school work and activities.
  • Parents must live close to each other and close to the children's school.
  • Parents must be able to communicate well with each other.

The easiest way to make a 2-2-3 schedule

There's a lot to think about when you build a parenting time schedule. You'll want it to address holidays and school breaks, give the right amount of time to each parent, and work for years to come.

The Custody X Change app makes it easy. Just follow the steps to make a schedule. In Step 2, select the "2-2-3" button.

Step 3 will ask if you want to "swap parents," which will switch the order of when each parent has the kids. You can also change the day you exchange the children, and add or extend a visit.

To make a custody schedule quickly and affordably, turn to Custody X Change. You'll get a written schedule and a visual calendar that meet your family's needs, as well as court standards.

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