Child custody issues are not simple to deal with. Both parents will have their idea of what should happen, but the court is the one that gets the final say.
Before we go any further, remember this: The best interest of the child should be most important to both parents.
Visitation often times comes to the forefront as two parents discuss a child custody arrangement. If you find yourself in this position, if you want to learn more about visitation and how it works, here are some questions to address:
— What does the judge mean when he or she says reasonable visitation?
— Do you understand the finer details of a fixed visitation schedule?
— What happens if an abusive parent receives visitation rights?
— Is there ever a time when the court will grant visitation rights to a child’s grandparents?
— What happens if a non-custodial parent neglects to exercise their parenting time?
— Is there any way to limit the visitation time that grandparents have?
— Can a visitation schedule be changed in the future?
— What is the best way to deal with a visitation schedule that you are not comfortable with?
When it comes to parental visitation, it is not uncommon for one parent to be happy and the other to be disappointed in the court’s decision. No matter what side you are on, you should never forget that your child is the person who matters most. Leave your feelings for the other parent out of the equation, as this will go a long way in helping you move forward in the appropriate manner.
Source: FindLaw, “Parental Visitation Rights FAQ,” accessed Nov. 23, 2015