Child Custody Attorney
The non-custodial parent generally has visitation under the standard possession order. The standard possession order allows possession on the first, third, fifth weekends of each month, every other holiday, and one month in the summer. A non-custodial parent may have more time with their children by electing an expanded possession schedule. Expanded possession entitles the parent to more time on each first, third, fifth weekends of a month by either starting at the time the children are dismissed from school on the Friday of the weekend visitation or extending the weekend visitation until the children’s school commences on the next Monday.
Under expanded visitation, the Thursday visitation occurring in the second and fourth weeks of each month become an overnight visit. Finally, a parent electing the expanded possession schedule gets more time with their children in the summer. Keep in mind that these are only general guidelines and each case is decided by what is in the best interest of the child.
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