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Child Visitation

Child visitation is usually associated with the parent of a divorced couple who does not have child custody.  The parent without child custody often has visitation rights instead.

Child visitation rights are often granted on a regular schedule of alternating weekends and some holidays.  The parent awarded child custody by the court has the flexibility to allow more visitation than the court awards.

In the case of child abuse or child abandonment, visitation rights are usually not granted to the parents for the safety of the child.  In other cases, visitation may only be permitted under the supervision of a social worker.

Young children are overwhelmingly awarded to their mother's custody but children over the age of 12, may be allowed, by the court, to decide for themselves which parent they want to live with.

More fathers in recent times are asking for courts to award visitation rights of 50% and to give them more say in determining the welfare of their children.  This is often referred to as 50-50 parenting and is being supported by some organizations that have been created to further fathers rights.

 

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Montgomery County Opens New Center For Child Visitation And Monitored Exchang...
Montgomery Community Media Montgomery County Opens New Center for Child Visitation and Monitored Exchanges BethesdaMagazine.com Montgomery County has opened a new center as part of its efforts to cut down on domestic violence. The new Safe Passage Center will be a place for couples who have been ordered by a judge to not see each other due to domestic violence or other problems New Center Offers Supervised Visitation, Monitored Exchanges for Families with Court OrdersMontgomery Community Media all 2 news articles raquo

STEPS In Fort Smith Focuses On Family Solutions Times Record
Times Record STEPS in Fort Smith focuses on family solutions Times Record Because Sebastian County is the center of the foster care crisis in Arkansas, with more than 760 foster children in the system, building stronger families seemed to be the best way to help with the crisis. The STEPS program offers parenting, anger

Public Invited To Attend Visitation For Mariah Woods Spectrum News
Spectrum News Public invited to attend visitation for Mariah Woods Spectrum News Meanwhile, a massive memorial in honor of Mariah has been erected near her Jacksonville home. It39s located along the street where Mariah lived on Dawson Cabin Road and continues to build as each day passes with teddy bears, flowers and photos. Mariah39s Body identified as Mariah Woods community attends public visitation WednesdayWNCT Community gathers for Mariah Woods memorial serviceWITN Mariah39s father speaks on CPS documents, memories of his daughterJacksonville Daily News all 69 news articles raquo

Safe Passage Center Opening In Montgomery Co. To Protect Families In Apospare...
WJLA Safe Passage Center opening in Montgomery Co. to protect families in 39parental conflict39 WJLA A Safe Passage Center opening in Montgomery County will provide a safe haven for families in distress with shared custody or child visitation rights. The center has two separate parking lots and entrances so that quotparents do not meet on sitequot and will

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