AZ Court Help and Arizona courthouse accessibility information           Increase Font Size

A- A A+

Parenting Time Schedule: Plan 10

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

The plans provided are to act as a guide in developing a parenting time plan that best suites the needs of the child as well as the parents.
They are recommendations, not required methods.

Recommended for children ages 3 to 18 years.

How it Works

Every other week, the non-custodial parent has the child 3 consecutive overnights and an additional 4-6 hour period each week.




The age of the child should be taken into consideration before setting stipulations on the amount and frequency of vacation taken.  At least 30 days before the planned vacation, each parent must give the other parent written notice of the travel dates.  At least 3 days before travel, each parent must give detailed information to the other parent, including the places they will be going and how to reach the child or the parent during the vacation.


Parents should consider dividing holidays or special occasions in time blocks similar to their regular parenting time.

This plan should be chosen if

  • The child will spend less time with one parent because of work schedules, living arrangements, or great distance between homes
  • The child has not yet developed a bond with a parent
  • A parent has limited parenting skills
  • The child has previously spent most of the time with one parent


  • This plan provides consistency and predictability throughout the school week


  • Limited time for one parent
  • The child does not see one parent for 6 days during alternating weeks