Divorces are complicated and emotional
Some factors that a judge will consider before deciding about parenting time include:
fair and workable custody and visitation arrangement
Ideally, the parents would be able to negotiate a fair and workable custody and visitation arrangement. This reduces costs and minimizes stress. However, this is not always possible, and having a court order the schedule may be the best solution for some cases.
Depending on your jurisdiction, there may be a standard parenting time schedule that the court will default to. Once the court has issued the parenting plan it can be modified if there is a justified reason, such as a substantial change in circumstance, long distance move, child abuse, or a shift in the child’s needs due to health or age.