Each judge decides for him or herself what visitation is appropriate given the circumstances of the case.
Standard visitation refers to every other weekend with provisions for one week at Christmas, time at spring break and Thanksgiving, 2-4 weeks during the summer, exchanging major holidays like July 4th and Labor Day, and time at birthdays and Mother’s and Father’s Day. Sometimes the rotation is in even and odd years.
If parents agree liberal visitation can allow for one night for dinner during the week, more time during the summer and at other times that are in the child’s best interest.
For more information see our non-custodial parent visitation rights article.
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