How is visitation scheduled?
Depending on the parents, courts will grant visitation on a liberal or a conservative schedule and allow the parents to work out the times, though courts may involve a mediation or social work service to help the parents figure out the schedule. In general, the non-custodial parents are permitted a reasonable amount of time to spend with their children, including overnight stays and weekend time. Extended visitation times are often granted for school vacations, in the summer and winter breaks. Moreover, courts generally require that holidays are split between the parents, and that neither parent get custody every weekend. Still, no visitation schedule is perfect; parents must work together to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate both the parents and the children.