Court ordered child custody and visitation are based on a written parenting plan, or “parenting agreement,” which specifies where the children will live primarily, and the schedule by which they will visit with the other parent. The custody schedule (aka visitation schedule) contained in the parenting plan addresses not only regular visits, but holiday visits, summer vacations, the children’s birthdays, and other important times. A custody schedule should be very specific in order to avoid conflict between the parents. The parenting plan generally specifies that the non-custodial parent has visitation every other weekend, and on alternating holidays.