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Alternative Worksheet: Custody/Visitation Schedule

Listed below are some suggestions to get you thinking about possible ways to share custody of your child(ren) following divorce or separation. These suggestions are by no means exhaustive, but rather are illustrative of the various options available. This worksheet can serve as a tool to help you and your co-parent work out a compromise relating to the custody and visitation of your children. Any arrangement that works for you and your child(ren) is a good one.

 

Check all that apply:

____ Mother / Father (circle one) will have sole legal custody of the child(ren).

____ Mother / Father (circle one) will have joint legal custody of the child(ren).

____ Mother / Father (circle one) will have sole physical custody of the child(ren).

____ Mother / Father (circle one) will have joint physical custody of the child(ren).

____ Mother / Father will have primary physical custody of the child(ren), with the other parent having liberal visitation with the child(ren).

Shared physical custody arrangements:

____ Mother / Father (circle one) will have the child(ren) in her/his custody every week from _________day at ____ o'clock a.m. / p.m. (circle one) to _________day at ____ o'clock a.m. / p.m. (circle one), and at all other relevant times the child(ren) will be in the custody of the other parent.

____ Mother / Father (circle one) will have custody of the child(ren) every other week, and at all other relevant times the child(ren) will be in the custody of the other parent.

____ Mother / Father (circle one) will have custody of the child(ren) during the school year, and the other parent will have custody of the child(ren) during school vacations and the summer months.

____ Mother / Father (circle one) will have custody of the child(ren) according to a week-to-week schedule, as jointly determined by them in accordance with their schedules and the schedules of their child(ren).

____ Mother and Father will share custody of the child(ren) according to the following schedule:
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Primary physical custody with liberal visitation arrangements:

____ The noncustodial parent will have visitation with the child(ren) every weekend from _________day at ____ o'clock a.m. / p.m. (circle one) to _________day at ____ o'clock a.m. / p.m. (circle one).

____ The noncustodial parent will have visitation with the child(ren) every other weekend from _________day at ____ o'clock a.m. / p.m. (circle one) to _________day at ____ o'clock a.m. / p.m. (circle one)

____ The noncustodial parent will have visitation with the child(ren) one evening each week as follows: ________________________________________________
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____ The noncustodial parent will have visitation with the child(ren) according to the following schedule:
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____ The noncustodial parent will have visitation with the child(ren) on the following days:

____ Child's birthday
____ Parent's birthday
School breaks (list):
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____ New Year's Day
____ Valentine's Day
____ Passover
____ Easter
____ Memorial Day
____ Fourth of July
____ Labor Day
____ Thanksgiving
____ Hanukkah
____ Christmas Eve
____ Christmas Day
____ Kwanzaa
Other religious holidays (list):
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Other special days (list):
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Next Steps
Contact a qualified child custody attorney to make sure
your rights are protected.
(e.g., Chicago, IL or 60611)

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