In situations where the non-custodial parent is given visitation rights, a specific amount of time is given for child visitation, or parent time. Time generally consists of alternating weekends or holidays. The amount of time awarded can be changed easily if both parents agree and file a court order requesting the change. Issues such as the age(s) of the child(ren), the relationship of the father and mother, where the visitation is to take place, year-round schooling and other school considerations, special needs of the child(ren) and other matters need to be considered in each individual case. Ultimately, the court will do what is in the best interest of the child(ren), and reserves the right to allow or restrict anything in which it feels would be harmful to the child(ren).
If you are involved with a child support, custody or visitation rights situation, our attorneys and paralegals can help explain how the child custody and support process work. We will discuss your specific needs and guide you through the process of how a court will handle your case. Above all, we ensure that your child(ren) is/are provided for and that you are treated fairly throughout the entire child support process.