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Belmont County, Ohio Model Visitation Schedule

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Companionship Between The Children And The  Non Custodial Parent Shall Take Place At Such Times And Places As The Parties May Agree, But Will Not Normally Be Less Than:

Option No. 1:

  1. Weekends:  Alternate weekends from Friday at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday at 6:00 p.m.  This alternating weekend schedule shall not change, even if interrupted by holiday and birthday, summer and/or vacation visitation.
  2. Weekdays:  One weekday evening per week from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on seven (7) days notice.
  3. Extracurricular Activities:  Regardless of where the children are living, their continued participation in extracurricular activities, school related or otherwise, shall continue uninterrupted.  It shall be the responsibility of the parent with whom they are residing at the time of the activity to provide the physical and economic cost of transportation to these activities. The custodial parent shall provide the non-custodial parent with notice of all extracurricular activities, school related or otherwise, in which the children participate, schedules of all extracurricular activities (handwritten by the custodial parent if no formal schedule is provided by the activity) and the name of the activity leader (including address and telephone number if reasonably available to the custodial parent).
  4. Holidays and Birthdays:  In odd-numbered years, mother has New Year’s Day, Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve and the first half of Christmas break.  In odd-numbered years, father has Martin Luther King’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and the second half of Christmas Break.  In the even-numbered years, the schedules are reversed.Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and, the parent’s birthdays only when they fall on a Saturday or Sunday, to be spent with the appropriate parent.  These are as agreed or 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  These do not have to be made up.The children’s birthdays should be alternated per child, between the parents and on a annual basis. Brothers and sisters attend the birthday event.  These do not have to be made up.
  5. Waiting:  The children and custodial parent have no duty to await the visiting parent for more than 30 minutes of the visitation time. A parent who is late forfeits companionship for that period.
  6. Cancellation:  The non-custodial parent should give 24 hour notice to cancel.  The time cancelled by the non-custodial parent is forfeited.
  7. Illness:  If a child is ill, the custodial parent should give 24 hour notice, if possible, so appropriate plans can be made.  However, if more than one day of any visitation, weekend, holiday/birthday, or vacation, is missed due to non-emergency and/or non-critical illness, then any missed visitation shall be made up as soon as practicable.
  8. Summer:  The non-custodial parent shall have visitation with the children for the last half of the summer each year.  The summer school vacation is defined as the entire summer school vacation, commencing  the day after the children are out of school and continuing until seven (7) days before school begins.  The number of intervening weeks (full and/or partial) shall be divided in half, and the non-custodial parent shall have the last half of the summer as visitation with the children.During the summer visitation, the custodial parent receives weekday visitation as afforded the non-custodial parent the rest of the year.  The alternating weekends continue during the non-custodial parent’s summer visitation, without interruption.
  9. Vacations:  Each parent may arrange an uninterrupted vacation of not more than two weeks with the children.  The non-custodial parent shall schedule this during his/her four week summer visitation, and the custodial  parent shall schedule this at a time other than the non-custodial parent’s four week summer visitation.  A general itinerary of the vacation shall be provided for the other parent, including dates, locations, addresses, and telephone numbers.  Holiday and birthday celebrations with either parent shall not be missed, requiring scheduling of the vacation around these events or that the missed occasion be made up.  Alternate weekends are missed during vacation, and are therefore not required to be made up.
  10. Moving:  Upon either parent learning or determining, whichever first occurs, that he/she will be moving, he/she shall immediately notify the other parent except in those circumstances wherein notice is not required by R. C. 3109.051( C ) and provide the other parent with the moving date, new residence address and telephone number, and such other pertinent information necessary to effectuate a smooth move for the children.  The parents shall attempt, in good faith, to renegotiate an appropriate and beneficial new visitation schedule.  Bit if they are unable to do so, the non-custodial parent shall, at a minimum, enjoy the existing companionship schedule for distances under three hours or the distance visitation for distances longer than three hours, including the sharing of physical and monetary costs of transportation and telephone expenses until a court order modifying visitation is entered.
  11. Access to Records:  Both parents shall have access to all medical, dental, optometric, psychiatric and psychological records of the minor children and may consul with any treating physician, dentist or other health care provider to the children.  Both parents shall execute any authorizations or releases necessary to release these records and documents to the other. Both parents shall retain the authority to consent to any necessary emergency medical treatment for the children.  Each parent shall notify each other of any health problems of the children.Both parents shall have access to the children’s school records.  Both parents shall have the right to participate in parent-teacher conferences, school trips, school programs, and other school events in which parents are invited to participate.  The parent receiving the grade card shall give a copy to the other parent within 3 days of receipt.Both parents shall have access to babysitting, day care, nursery school and/or latch key records of the children.  Both parents shall be entitled to communicate with all physical care providers for the children.  Either parent shall execute any authorizations or releases necessary to release the records to the other.  Both parents shall have access to all religious records of the children.  Both parents shall have the right to participate and attend all religious activities of the children.
  12. Telephone Access:  The children must be allowed to communicate by telephone, one time per week, with both parents, regardless of with whom the child is currently residing.  Both parents shall permit no less than one half hour conversations.  The party with whom the children are residing at the time of the call shall bear the expense unless the children are permitted to telephone the other parent collect.  The children may call either parent, collect, with the agreement of the parent being called, at any and all reasonable times as he or she wishes.
  13. Make-Up Visitation:  Any make-up visitation required by this schedule shall occur the first weekend of the other parent immediately following the missed visitation and shall continue during the other parent’s weekends until made up in full, including partial weekends.
  14. Current Address and Telephone Number:  Each parent must keep the other informed of his/her current address and telephone number at all times.
  15. Car Seat:  For any and all children required by law to ride in a car seat, the parents shall transfer the car seat with the child as visitation exchanges occur.
  16. Clothing:  The custodial parent is responsible for providing sufficient appropriate clean clothing for every visitation period, based on the lifestyle of the custodial parent and child.  If the planned visitation activities require special or unusual clothing needs, the non-custodial parent must notify the custodial parent at least two (2) days in advance of the visitation period.  If the child does not have the type of clothing requested, the custodial parent is under no obligation to comply with the request.  All clothing sent by the custodial parent must be returned immediately after the visitation period.  The non-custodial parent is not required to return the clothing washed and cleaned, unless the custodial parent has visitation with the children for a period in excess of four (4) days.  Additionally, any clothing purchased by the non-custodial parent and which the children are wearing upon their return to the custodial parent after visitation, shall be returned by the custodial parent to the non-custodial parent at the next visitation period.  If the next visitation period is longer than seven (7) days, then the clothing returned to the non-custodial parent must be washed and cleaned.

Companionship Between The Children And The Non Custodial Parent Shall Take Place At Such Times And Places As The Parties May Agree, But Will Not Normally Be Less Than:

Option No. 2:

  1. Overnight:  On alternate weeks, from 6:00 p.m. on the visiting parent’s day off work until two days later at 6:00 p.m. The visiting parent shall give a minimum of seven (7) days notice of said days off work.
  2. Evening:  One evening per week from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on seven (7) days notice provided said evening is not during a weekend if the prior overnight visitation was exercised wholly or partially during a weekend.
  3. Extracurricular Activities:  Regardless of where the children are living, their continued participation in extracurricular activities, school related or otherwise, shall continue uninterrupted.  It shall be the responsibility of the parent with whom they are residing at the time of the activity to provide the physical and economic cost of transportation to these activities.  The custodial parent shall provide the non-custodial parent with notice of all extracurricular activities, school related or otherwise, in which the children participate, schedules of all extracurricular activities (handwritten by the custodial parent if no formal schedule is provided by the activity) and the name of the activity leader (including address and telephone number is reasonably available to the custodial parent).
  4. Holidays and Birthdays:  In odd-number years, mother has New Year’s Day, Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve and the first half of Christmas break.  In odd-numbered years, father has Martin Luther King’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and the second half of Christmas Break.  In the even-numbered years the schedules are reversed.Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and, the parents’ birthdays only when they fall on a Saturday or Sunday, to be spent with the appropriate parent.  These are as agreed or 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  These do not have to be made up.The children’s birthdays should be alternated per child, between the parents and on an annual basis.  Brothers and sisters attend the birthday event.  These do not have to be made up.
  5. Waiting:  The children and custodial parent have no duty to await the visiting parent for more than 30 minutes of the visitation time.  A parent who is late forfeits companionship for that period.
  6. Cancellation:  The non-custodial parent should give 24 hour notice to cancel.  The time cancelled by the non-custodial parent is forfeited.
  7. Illness:  If a child is ill, the custodial parent should give 24 hour notice, if possible, so appropriate plans can be made.  However, if more than one day of visitation, weekend, holiday/birthday, or vacation, is missed due to non-emergency and/or non-critical illness, then any missed visitation shall be made up as soon as practicable.
  8. Summer:  The non-custodial parent shall have visitation with the children for the last half of the summer each year.  The summer school vacation is defined as the entire summer school vacation, commencing the day after the children are out of school and continuing until seven (7) days before school begins.  The number of intervening weeks (full and/or partial) shall be divided in half, and the non-custodial parent shall have the last half of the summer as visitation with the children.During the summer visitation, the custodial parent receives a weekday visitation as afforded the non-custodial parent the rest of the  year.  The alternating weekends continue during the non-custodial parent’s summer visitation, without interruption.
  9. Vacation:  Each parent may arrange an uninterrupted vacation of not more than two weeks with the children.  The non-custodial parent shall schedule this during his/her four week summer visitation, and the custodial parent shall schedule this at a time other than the non-custodial parent’s four week summer visitation.  A general itinerary of the vacation shall be provided for the other parent, including dates, locations, addresses, and telephone numbers.  Holiday and birthday celebrations with either parent shall not be missed, requiring scheduling of the vacation around these events or that the missed occasion be made up.  Alternate weekends are missed during vacation, and are therefore not required to be made up.
  10. Moving:  Upon either parent learning or determining, whichever first occurs, that he/she will be moving, he/she shall immediately notify the other parent except in those circumstances wherein notice is not required by R. C. 3109.051© and provide the other parent with the moving date, new residence address and telephone number, and such other pertinent information necessary to effectuate a smooth move for the children.  The parents shall attempt, in good faith, to renegotiate an appropriate and beneficial new visitation schedule.  But if they are unable to do so, the non-custodial parent shall, at a minimum, enjoy the existing companionship distances longer than three hours, including the sharing of physical and monetary costs of transportation and telephone expenses until a court order modifying visitation is entered.
  11. Access to Records:  Both parents shall have access to all medical, dental, optometric, psychiatric and psychological records of the minor children and may consul with any treating physician, dentist or other health care provider to the children.  Both parents shall execute any authorizations or releases necessary to release these records and documents to the other. Both parents shall retain the authority to consent to any necessary emergency medical treatment for the children.  Each parent shall notify each other of any health problems of the children.Both parents shall have access to the children’s school records.  Both parents shall have the right to participate in parent-teacher conferences, school trips, school programs, and other school events in which parents are invited to participate.  The parent receiving the grade card shall give a copy to the other parent within three (3) days of receipt.Both parents shall have access to babysitting, day care, nursery school and/or latch key records of the children.  Both parents shall be entitled to communicate with all physical care providers for the children.  Either parent shall execute any authorizations or releases necessary to release the records to the other.  Both parents shall have access to all religious records of the children.  Both parents shall have the right to participate and attend all religious activities of the children.
  12. Telephone Access:  The children must be allowed to communicate by telephone, one time per week, with both parents, regardless of with whom the child is currently residing.  Both parents shall permit no less than one half hour conversations.  The party with whom the children are residing at the time of the call shall bear the expense unless the children are permitted to telephone the other parent collect.  The children may call either parent, collect, with the agreement of the parent being called, at any and all reasonable times as he or she wishes.
  13. Make-Up Visitation:  Any make-up visitation required by this schedule shall occur the first weekend of the other parent immediately following the missed visitation and shall continue during the other parent’s weekends until made up in full, including partial weekends.
  14. Current Address and Telephone Number:  Each parent must keep the other informed of his/her current address and telephone number at all times.
  15. Car Seat:  For any and all children required by law to ride in a car seat, the parents shall transfer the car seat with the child as visitation exchanges occur.
  16. Clothing:  The custodial parent is responsible for providing sufficient appropriate clean clothing for every visitation period, based on the lifestyle of the custodial parent and child.  If the planned visitation activities require special or unusual clothing needs, the non-custodial parent must notify the custodial parent at least two (2) days in advance of the visitation period.  If the child does not have the type of clothing required, the custodial parent is under no obligation to comply with the request.  All clothing sent by the custodial parent must be returned immediately after the visitation period.  The non-custodial parent is not required to return the clothing washed and cleaned, unless the custodial parent has visitation with the children for a period in excess of four (4) days.  Additionally, any clothing purchased by the non-custodial parent and which the children are wearing upon their return to the custodial parent after visitation, shall be returned by the custodial parent to the non-custodial parent at the next visitation period.  If the next visitation period is longer than seven (7) days, then the clothing returned to the non-custodial parent must be washed and cleaned.

Companionship Between The Children And The  Non Custodial Parent Shall Take Place At Such Times And Places As The Parties May Agree, But Will Not Normally Be Less Than:

Option No. 3:

Same as Option 1 but without overnight visitation (i.e. the child shall be returned home to the custodial parent by 9:00 p.m. each night).  Said option shall apply for children under the age of 12 months.

Companionship Between The Children And The  Non Custodial Parent Shall Take Place At Such Times And Places As The Parties May Agree, But Will Not Normally Be Less Than:

OPTION NO. 4:

Same as Option 2 but without overnight visitation (i.e. the child shall be returned home to the custodial parent by 9:00 p.m. each night ).  Said option shall apply for children under the age of 12 months.

Comments

  1. G says

    In Belmont County, is there an age at which a minor child has the option to not follow the visitation schedule set forth by the court?

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