Custody schedules are a crucial aspect of the child custody process in Nevada. In any given child custody case, the court will order who will care for the child in the form of parenting plans and custody schedules. These schedules vary from case to case and are customized to each individual family’s needs and wishes. Choosing which type of custody schedule works best for you and your child can be an overwhelming process, but there are several different commonly implemented schedules that a parent can reference during their custody process.
I. 50/50 Custody Schedule
A 50/50 custody schedule is a joint custody schedule where each parent shares an equal amount of time with their child. Some examples of this type of custody schedule are:
- Monday at 4:00 pm – Thursday at 4:00 pm with Parent #1 and Thursday at 4:00 pm – Monday at 4:00 pm with Parent #2.
- Alternating weeks with Parent #1 and Parent #2.
- Alternating two weeks with Parent #1 and Parent #2.
II. 60/40 Custody Schedule
In a 60/40 custody schedule, the child will spend 60% of their time with one parent and 40% of their time with the other parent. An example of this type of custody schedule is:
- Weekdays with a parent with 60% custody and weekends with a parent with 40% custody.
- Monday at 4:00 pm – Friday at 4:00 pm with a parent with 60% custody and Friday at 4:00 pm – Monday at 4:00 pm with a parent with 40% custody.
III. 70/30 Custody Schedule
A 70/30 custody schedule consists of the child spending 70% of their time with one parent and 30% of their time with the other parent. Some examples of this type of custody schedule are:
- Weekdays with a parent with 70% custody and weekends with a parent with 30% custody.
- Alternating weekends with a parent who has 30% custody.
IV. Summer Break
Summer break custody schedules tend to work best for parents who live far away from each other that would not be able to conveniently share custody of their child throughout the school year. Some examples of this type of custody schedules are:
- The child spends the whole summer with one parent.
- The child spends a few weeks of the summer with one parent.
- The child alternates weeks in the summer with each parent.
Ultimately, custody schedules are determined based on a wide range of factors including the type of custody ordered by the judge (joint versus primary), the distance between the parent’s homes, the child’s age, and the parent’s schedules and preferences. Figuring out what type of custody schedule works best for you and how to work to get the court to grant you the schedule can be a difficult undertaking. At Carlson & Work, our experienced family law attorneys can help guide you through the stressful process. Call Carlson & Work at 775-298-6403 for assistance with a child custody schedule.