A visitation order is a plan for how parents will share time with their children . It’s usually a good idea to get a visitation order, even if the other parent is not in your life right now.


Things can change, and the other parent may be in the child’s life later. A visitation order can help make things clear for both the parents and the child. It can also help prevent conflicts and confusion in the future.

If you do not have a visitation order and you have sole custody, you can decide on visitation. That means you can say when, where, and how visitation happens.

It’s best to try to agree on a visitation schedule with the other parent. If the other parent doesn’t like your rules, he or she may have to go to court to ask for a visitation order.


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