When parents share child custody with a 50-50 schedule, it is common for the schedule to be week-on, week-off – i.e., one week with one parent, the next week with the other parent, and so on. But not likely if a child custody professional is involved. Many parents agree to share custody by alternating weeks. But custody experts tend to disfavor that schedule, particularly for young children, and particularly during the school year.
Custody experts typically favor a schedule known as “5-2-2-5”. One parent has Mondays and Tuesdays overnight. The other parent has Wednesdays and Thursdays overnight. The parents alternate the Friday-Saturday-Sunday overnights each week. The numbers add up to fourteen, because it constitutes a two-week (fourteen-day) rotation.
If you are the Wednesday-Thursday parent, you have Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday one week (that’s the first 5) and Wednesday-Thursday the other week (that’s the second 2). The other parent has Monday-Tuesday the first week (that’s the first 2) and Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday the second week (that’s the second 5).
Here is a visual: