A “2-2-3” child visitation schedule in Oklahoma is a type of parenting time arrangement commonly used in shared custody or joint custody situations after a divorce or separation. It’s designed to provide both parents with regular and consistent time with their child or children. In a 2-2-3 visitation schedule, the child alternates between spending two days with one parent, two days with the other parent, and then three days with the first parent before the cycle repeats.
Example of “2-2-3” Visitation Schedule in Oklahoma
- Week 1:
- Monday-Tuesday: Child is with Parent A
- Wednesday-Thursday: Child is with Parent B
- Friday-Sunday: Child is with Parent A
- Week 2:
- Monday-Tuesday: Child is with Parent B
- Wednesday-Thursday: Child is with Parent A
- Friday-Sunday: Child is with Parent B
And the cycle continues.
The 2-2-3 schedule provides frequent switches of custody and visitation between parents, which can be beneficial for maintaining regular contact with both parents. However, it can also be quite intricate and may require effective communication and cooperation between the parents to ensure a smooth transition for the child. As you can imagine this kind of visitation schedule is only possible in cases of shared parenting. A “2-2-3′ visitation schedule in Oklahoma or any other jurisdiction requires the parents are able to get along and co-parent. If they cant do this the schedule is probably not going to succeed for the parents or the children.
Other Visitation Schedule Options To Consider
- Weekend Rotation: The child spends weekdays with one parent and weekends with the other parent. This allows for stability during the school week and more extended visitation on weekends.
- Alternate Weeks: The child spends one week with each parent before switching, providing longer periods of time with each parent but less frequent transitions.
- 3-4-4-3 Schedule: The child spends three days with one parent, four days with the other parent, four days with the first parent, and then three days with the second parent. This cycle repeats.
- Every Third Weekend: The child spends two weekends with one parent and one weekend with the other parent in a three-week cycle.
- Holiday and Vacation Schedules: These schedules vary and often allocate specific holidays and vacations between the parents, ensuring each gets quality time during special occasions.
Which Visitation Schedule is The Best
It’s important to choose a visitation schedule that suits the child’s needs, the parents’ schedules, and the specific dynamics of the family. If the parents are unable to agree on a schedule, the court may intervene and establish a schedule based on the best interests of the child. Its never easy to get to a visitation and custody arrangement that best for you but it is possible. Consulting with a family law attorney can help you navigate these decisions and ensure that the chosen visitation arrangement is legally sound and tailored to your situation.
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