What is the Best Co-Parenting Schedule?
Of course there is no such thing as the best, “one-size-fits-all” parenting schedule. Every family is unique and different circumstances present different needs and challenges. A child custody arrangement, or parenting plan, will always end up being uniquely configured for each family’s specific needs. That being said, there are more popular schedules that seem to align with many families.
The most common schedule that I see, is what is called a “Two, Two, Three” schedule. This schedule is laid out where the child spends two days with one parent, two days with the other parent, and then three days with the first parent, and that alternates weekly. While, this is one of the most common co-parenting schedules, it is not always the best schedule for every family.
Some parents’ schedules work better when they do one week off and one week on with the child. Other parents choose to split the week, three and a half days for one, three and a half days for the other. Again, it always depends on the unique school, work, and lifestyle schedules of everyone involved. Everybody is different, every case is different and everybody has different schedules. There are many options out there and sometimes it takes time to figure out which one works best for you and your family.
To summarize, the most common co-parenting schedule is the “Two, Two, Three” schedule. If, like most people, that works for you, then that’s great. If not, there are many configurations that may work better for your family. Overall, remember, you have a say in what is best for you and your family.
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