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CHILD VISITATION

When physical custody of children is awarded solely to one parent, the non-custodial parent usually is awarded rights of visitation, the extent of which is generally governed by the closeness of the relationship of the children and the non-custodial parent and the closeness in proximity between the children and the non-custodial parent.

For example, non-custodial parents who have a close relationship with their children may usually expect to receive overnight visitation with the children:

a. during alternating weekends during the school year

b. for two or more consecutive weeks during the summer

c. during alternating spring breaks

d. during alternating Thanksgivings

e. one-half of the Christmas holidays

f. during other shorter holidays such as Monday holidays, Independence Day, and fall break

The non-custodial parent may also have non-overnight visitation on afternoons or weeknights during the school year and on the birthday of the children and the non-custodial parent. It is also common for Mothers Day and Fathers Day to be awarded to the appropriate parent.

The award of visitation to the non-custodial parent depends on the unique circumstances of each case and may be tailored to the specific facts of each case.

Mississippi Family Law Attorneys serving all of Central Mississippi including Madison, Rankin, Hinds, Yazoo, Holmes, and Leake Counties in the areas of divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, property division, alimony, annulment, paternity, grandparent visitation, adoption, guardianships, conservatorships, estate probate, and appeals.


John Robert White, P.A., 1052 Highland Colony Parkway, 100 Concourse Building, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157 Toll Free (866) 605-9811 Tel: (601) 605-9811 Fax: (601) 605-9836

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