Georgia Divorce Visitation
In a divorce with a minor child or children, primary custody is often awarded to one parent, while the other receives visitation. Because it is widely accepted that regular contact with both parents is in the best interest of a child, the court takes establishing a visitation schedule very seriously.
A typical visitation schedule might include:
- One night per week for approximately three hours
- Every other weekend, from after school on Friday until Sunday afternoon or evening
Holidays are often shared and/or alternate annually. The non-custodial parent may also receive extended time with the children over summer vacation.
When the Court Intervenes
If the parents cannot agree on a visitation schedule or if one or both of the parents does not adhere to the schedule, the court will get involved. The court can assign certain days, including holidays, to one parent or the other. And if one parent has been missing scheduled visits or keeping the other parent from time with the children, this may be grounds to modify child support and even custody.