Most places will legally allow for a minimum amount of visitation time, just enough to benefit the children. Some couples prepare the visitation schedule on their own, and others leave it up to the judge. If you have decided to prepare your own schedule example, these free samples will show you how to make a reasonable schedule template that will benefit everyone involved.
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Simple Visitation Schedule Template
Sample Visitation Schedule Template
Divorces are messy scenarios as it is. It is even more so when there are children in the picture because now there are visitations to consider. How will you go about spending enough valuable time with your children if you aren’t the custodian parent? If you have won custody, how do you arrange a reasonable schedule with the other parent? How will transportation work? How many times a week?
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Things to Consider When Drafting a Visitation Schedule
There are a lot of details involved when managing the custody of your children. Naturally, you will want to spend as much time with them as you are allowed, and you will want the other parent to have their fair amount of time without any inconvenience to you.
When drafting a visitation schedule, judges will take into account
- the child’s age,
- the child’s needs, and
- the parent’s ability to meet those needs.
Based on this as well as the circumstances and the local law, the judge will decide how much time is a “reasonable amount” of time for the noncustodian parent to spend with the child.
After this you will need to draft something like a weekly or Daily Schedule. Your schedule will have to determine these parameters:
- Frequency of visits. Most visitation schedules will allow for overnight weekend visits to the non-custodian parent’s place every other week. Depending on the child’s school schedule, additional time might be granted during the week, unless you dispute it as against the child’s best interests.
- Holidays and special occasions. One way you can go about this is to count all the holidays and events during the year and divide them equally between either parent and then switch the next year. For example, Christmas this year will be with the mother and next year with the father.
- Transportation schedules. This is an important piece of the puzzle. You will have to decide which parent is responsible for transport costs, as well as the pick-up and drop-off points, depending on proximity and schedules.
Once you have these things planned out, you can turn any Blank Schedule into something a judge can approve of. Remember that everything revolves around the child’s best interests.
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How do you avoid disruption and chaos in your new family? Use a Family Schedule to make sure everyone is accounted for and that you spend a lot of quality time together. In the end, it is these things that hold a family together, so make sure you arrange for it.