SC Child Visitation Rights

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Family Lawyer for Child Visitation

Visitation and Custody Control Checklist:
CHILD CARE, CUSTODY AND CONTROL:


CHILD CARE, CUSTODY AND CONTROL:

The following is to be used as an example of visitation rights that may or may not be viable for your situation. Please always keep in mind what will work best for the children.

  1. Weekends and Wednesday Visitation: The Other Parent shall have visitation every other weekend from Friday at 6:00 P.M. until Sunday at 6:00 P.M. and every other Wednesday night from the time school is dismissed until 8:00 P.M.

  2.  Time Elapse Visitation: Neither party shall withhold the minor child from the other for visitation purposes. The Other Parent  has the right to reasonable visitation with the minor child without more than five (5) days elapsing between visits. The same shall hold true for the SPOUSE when the Summer Vacation visitation is in effect.

  3. Summer Vacation: The Other Parent shall have two (2) to four (4) weeks extended visitation with the minor child during the summer months. He shall provide written notification via certified US Mail to the SPOUSE of the exact weeks and times he desires to exercise summer visitation. Such written notice must be mailed and postmarked to the SPOUSE not later than May 1 of each year. Further, such visitation shall be scheduled in such a manner so as to allow the minor child to be home for the week preceding the commencement of school. During summer visitation, the parties shall cooperate to transfer from household to household such personal effects as the minor child may need or desire to make him comfortable and to avoid duplication of expenditures by the parties.

  4. Christmas Vacation: The Other Parent shall have visitation on even numbered years from 9:00 A.M Christmas Eve until Christmas Day at 2:00 p.m. During odd numbered years the SPOUSE shall have the child from 9:00 A.M Christmas Even until Christmas Day 2:00 P.M. wherein the Other Parent shall have visitation until December 26th at 5:00 P.M.

  5. Thanksgiving: The Other Parent shall have visitation on odd numbered years beginning at 2:00 P.M the day before Thanksgiving through the Friday after Thanksgiving at 2:00 P.M. During the even numbered years the SPOUSE shall have the child during Thanksgiving Day with the Other Parent having visitation in the normal course of the parties’ every other weekend format not withstanding more than five (5) days without Other Parent having visitation with the child.

  6. Father’s Day/Mother’s Day: The Other Parent shall have visitation with the minor child on Father’s Day and the SPOUSE shall have visitation with the minor child on Mother’s Day, despite any normal rotation of visitation to the contrary. Father’s Day visitation shall commence at 6:00 P.M. on the Saturday evening before through the remainder of the weekend. Mother’s Day visitation shall commence at 6:00 P.M. on the Saturday evening before until 6:00 P.M. on Sunday.

  7. Easter: The Other Parent shall be entitled to Easter visitation during all even numbered years from 6:00 P.M. on the Saturday before Easter through the remainder of the weekend. During odd numbered years, the SPOUSE shall be entitled to visitation from 6:00 P.M. on the Saturday evening before Easter until 6:00 P.M. on Sunday.

  8. July 4th: The Other Parent shall be entitled to visitation during all even numbered years from 9:00 A.M. on July 4 until 9:00 A.M. on July 5.

  9. Labor Day: The Other Parent shall be entitled to visitation during all odd numbered years from 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M.

  10. Birthdays: The Other Parent shall be entitled to visitation on the minor child's birthday during even numbered years from the time school dismisses until 8:00 P.M. Should there be no school on the child’s birthday, then visitation shall be from 12:00 P.M. (Noon) until 8:00 P.M. The Spouse and the Other Parent
     shall have visitation with the minor child on each of their respective birthdays from 12:00 P.M. (Noon) until 8:00 P.M.

  11. Notice of Cancellation: Each party shall provide not less than 48 hours notice of any cancellation of visitation for any reason.

  12. Priority of Holidays, Special Events and Summertime Scheduling: The holiday, special event and extended summertime visitation as provided hereinabove shall temporarily interrupt and supersede the normal weekend and weekday visitations otherwise addressed herein. At the conclusion of such holiday, special event or summertime visitations, the normal weekend and weekday visitations, whichever may be applicable at the time, shall be continued as if the schedule had not been interrupted.

  13. Telephone Access: Both parties shall have reasonable telephone access to the minor child while the child is with the other parent between 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. The minor child shall also have reasonable telephone access to both parents at all reasonable times.

  14. Traveling and Relocating with Minor Child: Both parties agree the minor child shall not leave the State of South Carolina without the consent of both parties.

  15. Other Visitation: The visitation schedule agreed upon as reflected above shall not preclude other and further visitation the parties may agree upon, and the parties shall maintain an atmosphere which will strengthen the minor child’s principals of morality and agree their households shall appropriately be maintained whenever the minor child is present.

  16. Communication Concerning the Child: The parties shall continually keep one another informed of their respective work and home telephone numbers and their respective street and mailing addresses. Both parties shall make themselves available at all reasonable times and places for direct communication with the other for the purpose of discussing matters concerning their child. Each party shall communicate directly with the other parent pertaining to the needs and interests of the minor child and neither parent shall harass or burden the other with excessive or abusive telephone calls or any non-productive communication.

  17. Illnesses of the Child: The parties shall promptly notify each other in the event of a serious illness of the minor child. The term “serious illness” as used herein shall mean any illness which confines the minor children to bed for more than one (1) day. The parties agree ordinary illnesses or sickness of the minor child shall not preclude visitation by the Other Parent, and the Other Parent is deemed to be fully capable of caring for the minor child during an ordinary illness or sickness.

  18. Alienation of the Child’s Affection: The SPOUSE and the Other Parent
    shall encourage the minor child to love, respect and honor the other parent, and neither party shall alienate or attempt to alienate the other or diminish the affection of the minor child for the other parent, or disparage the other parent to or in the presence of the minor child.

  19. Child’s Activities: Neither party shall schedule activities for the minor child which shall preclude the other parent from having the minor child with him or her at the times and places as agreed to above. In the event, however, it is necessary to schedule activities for the minor child, the parties shall confer and shall make joint decisions concerning those activities, and it shall be the responsibility of the parent who has physical custody of the minor child to transport the child to activities as scheduled. Activities shall not be scheduled to deprive the SPOUSE of any period of visitation as agreed upon.

  20. Access to Information: The SPOUSE and the Other Parent shall have equal access to all information concerning the child, including, but not limited to, medical, dental and hospital records, school records, report cards and any other information concerning the minor children. Any such information shall be shared by the parent who receives the same.

  21. HEALTH INSURANCE: The Other Parent shall be responsible for all medical and dental expenses incurred on behalf of the child.

  22. CHILD SUPPORT: The Other Parent earns approximately $2,600.00 gross per month. The SPOUSE earns approximately $1,200.00 gross per month. The Other Parent shall pay the sum of Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars per month in child support to OTHER during this separation.

  23. EDUCATION: All education costs shall be split and divided equally between Other Parent and SPOUSE. These costs include and are not limited to tuition, books, related school events and related school costs of attending and participating in school.

  24. NATURAL DISASTERS: In the event there is recommended or mandatory evacuation of the area in which the SPOUSE resides, the child will be allowed to evacuate with the SPOUSE, regardless of the visitation schedule. Should such an event interrupt Other Parent's visitation he/she will be allowed to make up the visitation when there is no longer a threat of danger.

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