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Child Visitation

Child visitation is usually associated with the parent of a divorced couple who does not have child custody.  The parent without child custody often has visitation rights instead.

Child visitation rights are often granted on a regular schedule of alternating weekends and some holidays.  The parent awarded child custody by the court has the flexibility to allow more visitation than the court awards.

In the case of child abuse or child abandonment, visitation rights are usually not granted to the parents for the safety of the child.  In other cases, visitation may only be permitted under the supervision of a social worker.

Young children are overwhelmingly awarded to their mother's custody but children over the age of 12, may be allowed, by the court, to decide for themselves which parent they want to live with.

More fathers in recent times are asking for courts to award visitation rights of 50% and to give them more say in determining the welfare of their children.  This is often referred to as 50-50 parenting and is being supported by some organizations that have been created to further fathers rights.

 

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PACT Place Provides Safe Supervised Visitation Daily Comet
Daily Comet PACT Place provides safe supervised visitation Daily Comet The P.A.C.T. Place offers supervised visitation and monitored exchanges for families with a history of or potential for domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. P.A.C.T. stands for Parents and Children Together

Home Visitation Lowers Obesity Rate In Lowincome Children Healio
Home visitation lowers obesity rate in low income children Healio Young children living in communities with a low socioeconomic status who participated in a home visiting program had significantly lowered rate of obesity, with children of Hispanic families less likely to be overweight or obese at 2 years when and more raquo

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Visitation Today For Child Who Died On Christmas Day LEX18 Lexington KY News
LEX18 Lexington KY News Visitation Today For Child Who Died On Christmas Day LEX18 Lexington KY News MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. LEX 18 Visitation services will be held today for a young boy pulled from a river in Martin County on Christmas Day. The body of 7 year old Paul Bowen was found a mile from where he had gone into the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy and more raquo

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