VISITATION

Two main types of visitation are used to allow parents who do not have physical custody to see their minor children on a regular basis.

 

Unsupervised Visitation

This is the most common type of visitation. Parents are generally permitted to take their children to their homes, on outings, or vacations during their scheduled visitation times. In traditional litigation, the court has the power to place whatever limitation on visitation they find necessary with regard to length of visit, where a parent can and cannot take a child, as well as any other issues in contention.

 

Supervised Visitation

This is less common and is a type of visitation imposed by the court in which the non-custodial parent is required to have another “responsible” adult present for the duration of the visitation. The courts may or may not allow the non-custodial parent to choose who that additional responsible adult is.

 

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