Visitation with a child is a right and responsibility of both parents for the benefit and greater development of the child.
Types of standard visitation
- Weekly: Usually every other weekend and one evening (not overnight) per week.
- Holidays: A parenting agreement will set forth a holiday schedule alternating holiday’s between the parents. For example, mom will have visitation with the child on Labor Day in odd years, and dad in even years.
- Vacation: Including, when applicable, Summer Break, Spring Break, Winter Break.
- Special: Special periods for visitation. For example, Mother’s and Father’s Day, birthday’s (parent and child), and the like.
- The “best interest of the child” factors
- The child’s age
- The child’s social life
- The child’s school schedule
- The child’s extra curricular activities;
- Possible schedule conflicts;
- Vacation time and Holidays;
- Children needs/set routines; and/or
- Medical/dental appointments.