Child Custody Visitation Schedule Template: 4 Important Categories

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The repeating cycle of custody and visitation

  • Get a blank calendar that has 2-4 weeks.
  • Fill out the basic cycle of custody and visitation.
  • When you have the basic cycle, count the number of weeks.
  • Repeat the weeks of the cycle throughout the calendar year.

Holiday schedule

  • Make a list of the holidays you want to include.
  • Decide how you will share the holidays — by splitting the time or alternating the holidays.
  • Assign the holiday time to each parent.
  • Pick a method for how you will figure out holidays each year (alternating the schedule every year, making a new one, etc.).

Vacation time

  • Decide if you want a different custody and visitation schedule during the child's vacations and breaks from school.
  • Decide how many days each parent gets to take the child on vacation each year.
  • Either assign dates or set vacation allowances (which give parents so many days but let them pick the exact dates later).

Special events

  • Look at the calendar to see if your child has any special events that will change the custody schedule (like sporting events, concerts, etc.).
  • Reassign the custody as necessary.

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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:

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Prepare for mediation

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