Visitation refers to the legal right of an individual to visit or have access with a child who is in the custody of another.
Who Can Petition for Visitation?
The right of Visitation, unlike custody, is limited to parents, siblings, and grandparents.
How is Visitation Determined?
The parties may determine visitation, also known as access, by agreement, or the Court, after a trial, may decide when, where, for how long, and under what rules a party may spend time with a child. The Court’s decision once again will be based on the “best interests” of the children.
Do I Have a Right to Counsel?
Yes. You should be advised of your right to counsel at your first appearance in Court. If you are the parent or legal custodian of the child and you are unable to afford an attorney, one will be provided to you free of charge by the Assigned Counsel Program.