Types of Shared Parenting Schedules


If you are planning on joint custody with your ex after your divorce in Pasadena, there are several arrangements you can consider. They all result in a fifty percent custodial time share for each parent, so you should choose the one that works best with parental work schedules as well as the children's school and social commitments.

The simplest joint custody schedule is to alternate weeks so the children are with their mother one week and their father the following week. In this arrangement, parents usually make the switch on a Friday night.

If you don't like the idea of going a full week without seeing your child, you can arrangement for a schedule that includes alternating weeks with a mid week evening or overnight visit. This works best if you live fairly close to your ex, since traveling with young children on a school night can be tricky.

A 2-2-3 rotation has the children spending two days with their mother, two days with their father, and three days with their mother. The following week, the schedule flips and the children spend the weekend with their father.

A 3-3-4-4 rotation has the children spending three days with their mother, three days with their father, four days with their mother, and four days with their father. The children are with one parent Sunday through Tuesday and with the other parent from Wednesday through Friday. Saturday custody changes from week to week.

A 2-2-5-5 rotation is similar to a 3-3-4-4 rotation, but has the children spending Sundays and Mondays in one parent's home and Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the other parent's home. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays alternate from week to week.

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