Visitation/Allocation of Parental Time
Visitation / Allocation of Parental Time
Visitation, as the name suggests, involves anyone spending time with a child who is not the parent or guardian. These individuals might be granted the right to visit the child in question. While it is generally left up to the child’s parents to decide who can and cannot spend time with their child, there are certain circumstances under which a non-parent can petition the court for those rights if the parents reject their wishes. Those who qualify to file such a request include grandparents, great-grandparents, siblings of the child, and stepparents.
Note that should sole custody of the child be awarded, the non-custodial parent is usually granted visitation with their child. They will have a schedule drawn up by the courts that says when they can visit their child, and under what conditions.
Child Custody / Visitation & Allocation Of Parental Responsibility Lawyers
If you or someone you know is interested in seeking custody of their child or establishing visitation rights, the advice and counsel of an experienced Van Der Snick Law Firm, LTD. attorney can help. Contact our firm today and allow one of our family law attorneys the chance to look over your case. We work hard to ensure that the best interests of your child are looked after.