Helping Parents Establish Their Visitation Rights
As a parent, you have the right to parenting time with your child. Even if you do not have joint physical custody of your child, visitation time will allow you to build and maintain a bond with your child.
At Featherstone Family Law, our attorneys help parents in American Fork, Provo and Orem and throughout Utah obtain the visitation orders they need to have meaningful relationships with their children.
What Constitutes Visitation Rights
In Utah, parents without joint physical custody have the right to visitation, or parent-time, with their children. Under state law, minimum “parent-time” provides that noncustodial parents get visitation with their children every other weekend, every other holiday, half of their children’s winter break and four weeks during the summer.
If parents cannot agree on a visitation schedule, the state has standard schedules that will be used. These schedules vary depending on the child’s age.
At Featherstone Family Law, our lawyers help parents enforce their visitation rights. We work closely with our clients to obtain the visitation schedules that allow them to build ties with their children and become engaged in their children’s lives.
In rare situations, supervised visitation may be required. In these cases, we have on-site family therapists who can act as neutral third parties during supervised parenting time.
The Sorts Of Legal Custody
There are two types of custody: physical and legal. Physical custody concerns your parenting time. Legal custody governs your decision-making power as a parent. While you may not share physical custody of your child, you may still have joint legal custody. This means you have a voice when decisions regarding your child’s health, education, religion and general welfare are made.