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Common Visitation Concerns

If you are in the process of deciding visitation for your child, you may have questions such as whether the court will decide a visitation schedule or not.  In most cases, a judge will prefer that you and your spouse/partner work out a visitation schedule amongst yourselves. This is easier for both the judge and gives you more leverage as to how often and where you see your child. However, if you are having trouble coming to an agreement, the court will have to step in and make the decision for you.

Rather than let the court decide how often you see your child, it may be in your best interest to work peacefully with your former spouse. This will give you more control over issues such as holiday visits, school vacations and other special times together. Once you have reached an agreement with your partner, you must bring the agreement to court to have it approved by a judge.

If you need assistance resolving child custody or visitation conflicts, take the time to meet with a family law attorney in your area as soon as possible.