Child custody and visitation rights go hand in hand. Once custody has been established, a visitation schedule can be put into effect. A standard visitation schedule for non-custodial parents is generally reverted to if the parents cannot agree to a visitation arrangement.
Each parent has legal rights to an ongoing relationship with their child, and have access to school and medical records, extra-curricular events and sports, etc. Visitation schedules are set to allow both parents to continue to be involved in their children’s lives. If these arrangements can be made without court intervention, it will save time and money; however, if there is no agreement, the Court will establish visitation.
When determining visitation, these are some of the factors considered:
- The relationship between the child and parent
- The history of drugs, alcohol, abuse, or neglect
- The working situation of each parent
- The willingness of the parents to work with each other
- The child’s age and activities
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