Parenting Schedules for Special Circumstances

Temporary schedules:

Temporary visitation schedules
A temporary visitation schedule is the schedule the parents will have to follow in order to have parenting time with their child.

Creating the perfect temporary visitation schedule
A temporary visitation schedule lays out the time each parent gets to spend with their child while their divorce or custody case is in progress. Find out how to create a schedule that can work short- and long-term.

Long-distance schedules:

Long-distance custody and visitation schedules
When parents live far from each other, the child lives with one and visits the other. The frequency of the visits depends on the child's age and needs, as well as what works for the parents.

Out-of-state custody & visitation: 6 schedule ideas & considerations
Parents who live in different states need a long-distance visitation schedule. Use these schedule ideas.

Long-distance visitation schedules
As your child's parents, you will be given the opportunity to create your child's visitation schedule as you see fit.

Interstate custody schedules for children
Keeping the long-distance parent involved requires a visitation agreement that is both age-appropriate for the children and realistic for the parents.

Long-distance custody schedules for children
A long-distance custody schedule addresses the issue of visitation when divorced parents live a substantial distance apart, such as in different states.

Schedules for parents in the military:

Military visitation schedules
When a parent is in the military, things are more complicated. You still need to create schedules for regular visitation time, holidays and vacations, but you also need to include provisions for military travel, deployments and moves.

Military custody schedule for your children
In some instances, a military custody schedule is no different than a common custody schedule. In others, your specialized job makes the schedule unique.

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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:

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18 months to 3 years

3 to 5 years

5 to 13 years

13 to 18 years


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