There is no such thing as a standard visitation schedule. Visitation can be anything on which the parties agree. Here are several examples, together with the percentage of the year that visitation amounts to, courtesy of California Child Support Services.

  • 1 weekend per month (7%)
  • 1 3-day weekend per month (10%)
  • 1 2½-day weekend per month (8%)
  • 2 weekends per month (13%)
  • 1 weekend per month and 1 evening per week (14%)
  • Alternate weekends (14%)
  • Alternate weekends + 2 summer weeks (18%)
  • Alternate weekends, ½ holidays and 2 summer weeks (19%)
  • Alternate weekends, ½ holidays and 2 summer weeks (Parent 2 also has 2 summer weeks ) (18%)
  • Two 3-day weekends per month (20%)
  • Two 2½-day weekends per month (16%)
  • Alternate weekends and 1 evening per week (21%)
  • Alternate weekends and 1 overnight per week (28%)
  • Alternate 3-day weekends (21%)
  • Alternate 2½-day weekends (18%)
  • Alternate weekends, ½ holidays and 4 summer weeks (alternate summer weekends with makeups) (21%)
  • Alternate weekends, ½ holidays and 4 summer weeks (no alternating summer weekends) (21%)
  • Alternate weekends & ½ holidays and ½ summer (with or without alternate summer weekends) (22%)
  • Alternate 3-day weekends plus 1 evening per week (28%)
  • Alternate 2½-day weekends plus 1 evening per week (25%)
  • Alternate 3-day weekends plus 1 overnight Weekend per week (36%)
  • Alternate 2½-day weekends plus 1 overnight weekend per week (32%)
  • Alternate Weekend, 1/2 Holidays, 1 Evening/Week, 4 Summer Weeks (alternate weekends in summer, with makeups) (28%)
  • Alternate Weekends, 1 Evening/Week When School is in Session, and 1/2 School Vacation (28%)
  • 3 days per week (43%)
  • First, third, and fifth weekends (15%)
  • First, third, fifth, 3-day weekends (23%)
  • First, third, fifth, 2½-day weekends (19%)
  • First, third, and alternate fifth weekends (14%)
  • First, third, alternate fifth 3-day weekends (21%)
  • First, third, alternate fifth 2½-day weekends (18%)