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If you understand the information you have just read and would like to see the most recent local rule visitation schedule we have on our website, see the information below:
Fayette County Companionship Guidelines
For Non-Residential Parents
|OPTION ONE||OPTION TWO|
|Weekends:||Alternating weekends from Friday at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday at 6:00 p.m. When Monday is a holiday Time extends until 6:00 p.m. Monday||Same|
|Holidays:||(1) Martin Luther King Day
(2) Easter/Passover 1)
(3) Memorial Day
(4) July 4th
(5) Labor Day
|Even numbered holidays in even numbered years and odd numbered holidays in odd numbered years, from 6:00 p.m. of the day before the holiday, until 8:00 p.m. of the holiday. The residential parent shall have the opposite holidays.|
|Spring:||Three (3) consecutive days during the child’s school vacation*||Same, but five (5) days*|
|Summer:||Fourteen (14) consecutive days during the child’s school vacation.* The residential parent shall likewise be entitled to fourteen (14) days consecutive days during child’s school vacation.*||Same, but twenty-eight days** The residential parent shall be entitled to only fourteen (14) consecutive days during the summer|
|Winter:||Odd numbered years: December 22 at 6:00 p.m. until December 25 at 11:30 a.m., or Hanukkah equivalent.||Same but starts December 20|
|Even numbered years: December 25 at 1:00 p.m. until December 28 at 6:00 p.m., or Hanukkah equivalent||Same, but extends until December 30|
|The residential parent shall have the opposite dates and times|
|Birthdays:||Three (3) hours on the child’s birthday. If no agreement on which three, then 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.||Same|
|Mother’s/ Father’s Day:||Time with appropriate parent from Saturday at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday at 6:00 p.m.||Same|
|Midweek:||None||One weekday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If no agreement on day, then Wednesday|
* In addition to scheduled weekend.
** Includes scheduled weekend.
It is this Court’s policy to encourage liberal companionship, interaction and parenting by both parents with their minor children. However, the Court realizes that, depending upon individual circumstances, some non-residential parents are able and inclined to spend more times with their children than are others. Therefore, in cases where parenting time is in question, the Court offers two (2) options in order to provide parents and children with the parenting schedule most appropriate for their circumstances. Several procedures are applicable to both options. These are as follows:
- The non-residential parent must request beginning and ending spring and summer parenting dates, in writing, a minimum of forty-five(45) days in advance. Neither the spring nor the summer dates shall interfere in any way with the child’s attendance in kindergarten through grade twelve school schedule unless otherwise permitted by specific order.
- There will be times when a parenting time must be adjusted for the accommodation of illness of either parent or child. If the residential parent initiates an adjustment, he/she shall inform the non-residential parent at the earliest possible time, and shall suggest an equivalent amount of parenting time which is convenient for both the children and the residential parent.
- If the nonresidential parent chooses to relinquish a scheduled parenting time, he/she shall notify the residential parent at the earliest possible time. Except in rare emergency situations, the nonresidential parent shall notify the residential parent of his/her intent to relinquish visitation not less than seven (7) days in advance.
- Should the nonresidential parent be more than thirty (30) minutes late without prior notification to the residential parent, that visitation period shall be forfeited.
- At times, the standard parenting schedule may conflict with holiday, vacations, or other special days. As such, the holidays, Father’s Day and Mother’s Day have priority over all other parenting times. Further, extended summer time for each parent takes priority over weekends and weekdays.
- The residential parent is encouraged to agree to parenting time in addition to the scheduled times, of the non-residential parent so desires. The parent’s cooperation is encouraged in this respect as this schedule is intended to be a minimum companionship schedule.
- The child’s residence is not to be removed from the State of Ohio without a review of Parenting Orders by the Court of Domestic Relations.
- If children are involved in sports, scouting, church related or other extra curricular activities, both parents must make reasonable attempts to see that such activities are not interrupted due to parenting schedules other than summer periods.
- All companionship transportation shall be shared by the parties. If the parties cannot agree on a schedule, the parent receiving the child or children for companionship shall provide the transportation while the other parent shall provide for the return trip
- In the case of shared parenting plans, the Mother, unless otherwise specified in the shared parenting decree, shall be considered as the residential parent only for purposes of interpreting the companionship schedule.