I recently heard from a man who was involved in a custody situation. He explained that he and his ex-wife had gone to mediation to try to set up a parenting schedule. During the course of the mediation, they came up with a schedule that they both agreed on. He said he was ready to sign the agreement, but decided to take it home and review it for a couple of days. Once he was home, he bought a computer program that had a timeshare visitor calculator. She entered her schedule and realized that the schedule she was about to sign was actually giving her a lot less time with the kids than it seemed. He went back to mediation with some changes to the schedule that made it much fairer.
Unfortunately, most parents don’t realize how important a visitation timeshare calculator can be to their parenting schedule. However, many times the terms of the schedule may seem fair, but they hide additional vacation time, weekends and other hidden visits that significantly alter the percentage of parental timeshare. For a schedule to be truly fair, parents need to know the exact timeshare of visits they have with the children.
Timeshare visits are calculated by adding up all the time each parent has with their children. The hours can then be converted to a percentage so that parents can easily compare them. Parents can manually review the schedule to calculate the percentage, or they can get computer programs to help them calculate it.
Knowing about timeshare visits also benefits parents who are trying to establish a timeshare schedule with parents. In a shared parenting schedule, the mother and father have generally agreed to set a schedule in which each spends about half the time with the children. If parents know the timeshare percentage when they create the schedule, they can really make one that allows each parent to have about fifty percent of the time.
To make sure parenting time is correct, parents need to know all about it. This includes knowing about timeshare visits. By taking the time and effort to figure this out, parents can have peace of mind knowing that the schedule is the best possible for them and their children.