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Shared Parenting Time Allocation- One Example

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Close to “50-50” Time Allocation But Not Exactly 50-50 — On A Two Week Rotation–Another Example

The Parents’ regular parenting time shall be on an every other week rotation schedule so that each Parent has the child/children with him/her approximately fifty percent of the time.

  1. During week one, Father shall have exclusive parenting time with the child/children commencing at twelve noon on Monday and continuing continuously through to the following Tuesday at twelve noon. Mother shall have exclusive parenting time with the child/children commencing at twelve noon on Tuesday and continuing continuously through to Friday at twelve noon. Father shall have exclusive parenting time with the child/children commencing on Friday at twelve noon and continuing continuously through to the following Sunday evening at 6:00 P.M., when Mother shall then have exclusive parenting time with the child/children and continuing continuously through to twelve noon on the following Monday.
  2. During week two, Father shall have exclusive parenting time with the child/children commencing at twelve noon on Monday, and continuing continuously to Tuesday at twelve noon. Mother shall have exclusive parenting time with the child/children commencing at twelve noon on Tuesday and continuing continuously through to Friday at twelve noon. Father shall have exclusive parenting time with the child/children commencing on Friday at twelve noon until the following Saturday morning at 9:00 A.M. Mother shall have exclusive parenting time with the child/children commencing on Saturday at 9:00 A.M. and continuing continuously through to the following Monday at twelve noon.
  3. The Parent with whom the child/children has/have spent the immediately preceding over-night shall be responsible to get the child/children ready and transported to school the next day, if such is a school day. And, should the child/children be ill in the morning (and unable to go to school or other scheduled/planned activities), the Parent with whom the child/children has/have spent the immediately preceding over-night shall be responsible for staying with the child/children. The Parties acknowledge that in the past when their child/children has/have been ill on a day when both of them are scheduled to work, they have arranged that each of them take a half day off from work to be with the child/children, so that a Parent is with the ill child/children at all times but each Party is then able to work a half day; and the Parties anticipate such division of responsibility to continue.
  4. The Parties’ regular parenting schedule shall continue during the Winter/Christmas Break, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day otherwise addressed herein.
  5. The Parties’ regular parenting schedule shall continue during Spring Break, with the exception of Easter otherwise addressed herein
  6. The Parties’ regular parenting schedule shall continue during summer months, with the exception of each Party’s vacation(s) otherwise addressed herein.
  7. Each Parent shall cooperate in meeting the child’s/children’s schedules for sporting activities, lessons and all other extra-curricular activities and shall always keep the other informed as to times that these and all school activities are scheduled, so that each Parent may attend (and is encouraged to attend) all of the child’s/children’s activities notwithstanding that the activity is scheduled during what would be the other Parent’s exclusive parenting time. However the Parent who has the scheduled exclusive parenting time shall be responsible to transport the child/children to the activity unless the other Parent agrees to do so.

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