(Web page updated 12-5-09)
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Counties change their local visitation schedules. The county you live in may have changed their rule(s) yesterday. The county you live in may have different visitation schedules for Juvenile Court and Domestic Court. The rule may have been changed or updated since the last time this web page was updated. In addition, if you already have a visitation schedule pursuant to local rule, and that schedule was attached to your parenting time orders, it is POSSIBLE that the court did not mean for YOUR visitation schedule to change if the local visitation schedule in your county changes. The local visitation schedules are put on this website as a courtesy and are updated as often as possible. They are NOT legal advice and they are NOT meant to help you figure out if a decision you are about to make would be a violation of an existing court order. If you want to make sure that you have the most current version of the local rule in your county, you can either look on your county Clerk of Court’s website, go to your local Clerk of Court’s office, or call your local Clerk of Court.
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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:
Greene County Domestic Relations Court
Parenting Time Guidelines
The non-residential parent is entitled to parenting time as set forth below:
Midweek Parenting Time: Wednesday each week for 3 hours. If no agreement is made as to which 3 hours, parenting time shall be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.*
Weekend Parenting Time: Alternating weekends from Friday at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Birthdays 3 hours parenting time on the child’s birthday. If no agreement is made as to which 3 hours, parenting time shall be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The non-residential parent is entitled to parenting time on the following holidays as set
2.Martin Luther King Day
4.Easter or Passover
NOTE: Even numbered holidays in even numbered years and odd numbered holidays in odd numbered years, from 6:00 p.m. the night before the holiday to 8:00 p.m. the day of the holiday.
Christmas Break: In all even numbered years, the mother shall have the children from 9:00 a.m. the day after school recesses, until 12:00 noon December 26th, and the father shall have the children from 12:00 noon December 26th through 6:00 p.m. the day before school resumes. In all odd numbered years, the reverse schedule shall apply.
Spring Break: In odd numbered years, the father shall have the children for the spring break from school, starting at 6:00 p.m. the day school recesses to 6:00 p.m. the day before school resumes. In all even numbered years the mother shall have the children according to the same schedule.
Summer Parenting Time: 28 consecutive days during the child’s summer vacation
Mothers’/Fathers’ Day: Parenting time with the appropriate parent from Saturday at
6:00 p.m. until Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Beggar’s Night (Halloween):In even numbered years the Father shall have the children from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In odd numbered years the reverse schedule shall apply.
* Mid-week parenting time does not take precedence over out of town vacation time of
PARENTING TIME PROCEDURES
1. The non-residential parent must submit to the residential parent beginning and ending spring and summer parenting dates, in writing, a minimum of 45 days in advance. Neither spring nor summer parenting time shall interfere with the child’s school schedule.
2. If a child or non-residential parent is ill on the date of the non-residential parent’s parenting time, and is thereby unable to visit or complete the visit, equivalent makeup parenting time shall be given to the non-residential parent.
3. If the non-residential parent is more than thirty (30) minutes late without prior notification, that parenting time period shall be forfeited.
4. If the non-residential parent is more than fifteen (15) minutes late in returning the child without prior notification, the residential parent may deduct that time from the next regularly scheduled parenting time.
5. Parenting time arrangement is to be made solely between the parents and NOT through the child.
6. Non-residential parents shall have access to the child’s schedule for extracurricular activities and are encouraged to make appropriate contacts to obtain same.
7. HOLIDAY PARENTING TIME supersedes regularly scheduled WEEKEND PARENTING TIME
8. Either parent must file a Notice of Intent thirty (30) days in advance if he or she intends to move to a residence other than the residence specified in the court Order. (Sample form may be obtained in the Compliance Office) This notice must be filed with the Court that issued the Order, and the moving party shall send a copy of this notice to the other parent, UNLESS the parent has:
a. previously been convicted or plead guilty to a violation of Ohio Revised Code 2919.25 involving a victim who, at the time of the offense, was a member of the family or household that is the subject of the current proceeding;
b. has been convicted of an offense involving a victim who, at the time of the offense, was a member of the family or household that is the subject of the current proceeding and caused physical harm to the victim in the commission of the offense; or
c. acted in a manner resulting in a child being an abused or neglected child.
Upon receipt of this notice, the Court, on its own Motion or the Motion of the non-residential parent, may schedule a hearing with notice to both parents to determine whether it is in the best interest of the child to revise the parenting time schedule.
9. Parenting time with older children: Age appropriate variations, teenagers 12-15 should try to maintain the agreed on parenting schedule however, parent’s should respect a teenager’s need to spend time with peers and in organized activities and less time with each parent, especially during weekends and summer holidays. Quality of time is more important than a rigid schedule. Flexibility in scheduling is necessary. When possible, it is preferable to consider the teenager’s wishes as long as the parents agree.
Teenagers 16-18: parenting time for children in this bracket should be between the child and the non-residential parent. Parenting time should not be limited other than as the child and non-residential parent choose.
Older Siblings: if there are older siblings of an infant child, the parenting time set forth for the older children from 18 months – 11 years shall govern the infant visitation once the child is 6 months old.
10. The Summer Parenting time of the non-residential parent is not intended as time when the residential parent is denied all contact or parenting time with the child or children. For periods of time in excess of 14 days the residential parent shall be entitled to alternate weekends with the child or children unless the non-residential parent has given notice that he/she is actually taking the child or children out of town for a vacation.
11. Summer parenting time shall not be extended because other parenting time days fall within the chosen summer parenting time weeks.