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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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Stephen Belafonte Wins Visitation Hearing Montrose Daily Press
Montrose Daily Press Stephen Belafonte wins visitation hearing Montrose Daily Press quotThe petitioner says it is clearly not in that child39s interest. Those are the assertions.quot Mel39s lawyer Susan Wiesner accused Stephen of quotgrandstanding to the mediaquot and asked the judge to reject the motion and order the producer to instead take his Eddie Murphy may be dragged into Mel B39s divorce war with Stephen BelafonteNew York Daily News Eddie Murphy dragged into Mel B and Stephen Belafonte divorce as Mirror.co.uk Eddie Murphy is dragged into Mel B39s messy divorce as estranged husband Stephen Belafonte is granted right to seek Daily Mail NEWS.com.au The Olisa Blogazine all 13 news articles raquo

Former Oklahoma County Juvenile Shelter To Offer Services For Children, Paren...
Former Oklahoma County juvenile shelter to offer services for children, parents in foster care system NewsOK.com The building will house the child welfare staff and a team from Northcare, visitation rooms similar to a home setting, assessment space and a place for educational programs like parent support groups and skills training for youth about to age out of

Woman Accused Of Child Death Plans To Plead Not Guilty KGWN
KGWN Woman accused of child death plans to plead not guilty KGWN Prior to her arrest, Craven said Sawicki had supervised visitation to her two minor children, but she is now unable to have contact at this time. Craven says Sawicki plans to not only plead not guilty during her arraignment, but plans to ask the and more raquo

Tulsa Man Allegedly Burns Womanaposs Car, Shoots Into Her Home Over Tulsa W...
Tulsa World Tulsa man allegedly burns woman39s car, shoots into her home over Tulsa World A Tulsa man who police said had been threatening his child39s mother over visitation issues was arrested early Saturday on allegations he retaliated by setting and more raquo

Mistake May Have Put Child At Risk In Kidnapping WOODTV.com
WOODTV.com Mistake may have put child at risk in kidnapping WOODTV.com A potential red flag that he had no plans to return his daughter or go to trial in the unrelated case was that he showed up for visitation in a different vehicle than usual and with a different driver Jeffrey Alan Miller. Miller, 50, had met

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