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March 18, 2013

Child Custody and Support

Issues Surrounding Visitation

What are some typical visitation arrangements?

A parent who does not receive custody normally is entitled to visitation with the child. The amount of visitation will vary with the desires of the parents and the inclinations of the judge. A common amount of visitation might include:

  • every other weekend (Friday evening through Sunday);
  • a week night (for dinner);
  • half of the child’s winter and spring breaks
  • alternate major holidays; and
  • two to six weeks in the summer.

If parents live far apart and regular weekend visitation is not feasible, it is common to allocate more summer vacation and school holidays to the noncustodial parent.

>>What are some typical visitation arrangements?
>>Can courts deny visitation to a parent?
>>If a parent falls behind in child support payments, can the other parent prevent him or her from seeing the child?
>>Do grandparents have a right to see their grandchildren?

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