If children split their time between two homes, the parenting schedule is not always equal. At a minimum, a parent will generally have parenting time one evening during the week and every other weekend, typically Friday to Sunday. At a maximum, each parent may have equal parenting time with the children. The equal parenting time division can be based on a week on or week off schedule. It can also be based on a 2-2-3 split which is Monday Tuesday with one parent, Wednesday Thursday with the other parent, and then an alteration of the weekend. Further, any arrangement for parenting time between the minimum and maximum could be arranged either by agreement or court order. A parenting time schedule can vary from case to case.
Michelle R. Mosby-Scott is a lead family law attorney at Allison & Mosby-Scott in Bloomington Illinois. She focuses solely on family law, regularly representing clients in divorce, child custody and support, pension division and removal, and alimony. www.allisonmosby-scott.com