Whether legally married or not, when parents split up and the issue of custody is settled, matters of visitation must also be taken into account.
While one parent is granted custody of the children involved in a legal separation, the non-custodial parent will typically still retain rights of visitation. The exception to this would be in cases where evidence of abuse appears in the record, or if the non-custodial parent was found to be in some way dangerous to the child or children. Once visitation is granted, it's common for a schedule to be put into place that lays out the days and times that the non-custodial parent may visit with the children. Depending on the circumstances, that visitation may be supervised or unsupervised.
As you can see, the complications involved in this area of family law make consulting with an experienced attorney from Barbare Law Firm highly advisable. Call us today for your free consultation.