A commonly used visitation schedule is for the child to spend every other weekend (usually from Friday evening until Sunday evening) with the non custodial parent. In addition, the non custodial parent usually enjoys at least one dinner visit each week with the child and sometimes more. In addition, a visitation schedule will include a sharing of legal and religious holidays as well as school recess periods with the child, birthdays of the child and each parent and finally, visitation during the summer months. While the above visitaton is generally “standard” for the non custodial parent, there are countless variations, ranging from an equal sharing of parenting time with the child by each parent, to less traditional schedules which enable a non custodial parent to spend far more time than a more traditional, “standard” schedule and are limited only by the creativity of the parents and their respective lawyers.
Whether determined by a Court, or agreed to by the parties, any visitation schedule should be made with the best interests of the child in mind. Whether you are in the process of negotiating a fair visitation schedule, or require assistance in modifying an existing schedule of visitation, you need an attorney who is experienced in child visitation issues. Please call Michael A. Cohen at 516-280-6806 , an experienced and creative child visitation attorney.