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70/30 Child Custody: Every Third Week Schedule

Updated on February 11, 2012

What is a 70/30 custody schedule?

70/30 physical custody means your child spends 70% of their time with one parent and 30% with the other. You, the other parent, or the court may determine this is the best time schedule for a variety of different reasons. These might include: distance between parents, work schedules, previous history, etc.

This custody schedule does work well and it is important to be grateful for any time you have with your child. I have a friend who was so upset they did not get more time with their child after a divorce. This completely soured their attitude and their child ended up not wanting to spend time with them. This person attitude turned their child away and that is not what you want to happen with you.

Remember, your child needs you now more than ever. Show them it is okay to move on and be happy, grateful, and enjoy every minute of your time together.

Every Third Week Schedule

The every third week schedule is one choice you have under 70/30 custody. This schedule has your child spending two weeks with one parent and one week with the other.

There are a few considerations to make if this is the schedule you choose. First, you need to live in close proximity to the other parent and your child's school. Second, you want to make sure your child can spend longer time periods away from each parent. Third, think out of the box. Maybe you really like this schedule but it does not work during the school year. You can change your parenting plan so this is the schedule you follow in the summer time.

Visual Calendar of the Every Three Weeks Schedule

I understand things so much better when I am able to see them visually. This is a calendar created in Custody X Change software program. It shows a basic every three weeks schedule. You can change this schedule to fit your specific needs on the software or with any other method you are using. Time with the mother is represented in pink and time with the father in blue.

It is difficult trying to come to an agreement with the other parent when dealing with custody issues. I want you to know it is important to hang in there, have the best attitude possible, and make sure you are putting the needs of your child above anything else. I wish you all the best.


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