What Does it Mean?
Parenting time refers to periods of time in which a caregiver spends with a child, often called visitation rights.
How Does it Work?
A judge in court can order a caregiver to have a certain amount of parenting time. This court order is called a parenting plan.
Things You Should Know
- If you have been given parenting time with a child, and plan to relocate over 25 miles from your current place of residence, you will have to file a petition to relocate. Only the child's custodial parent can relocate with the child(s)
- In some cases, someone who is not the child's legal parent can be given parenting time. These caregivers can include a child's step-parent, grandparent, or non-minor sibling.
- Parenting time can be changed (modified) if it can be shown to a judge that there's been a change in a caregiver's capacity to care for the child
- If one caregiver is not with the child during their scheduled parenting time, the other caregiver may ask the court to enforce parenting time