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Meigs County Ohio Local Rule Standard Visitation Schedule

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:

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Meigs County 24.06 Standard Visitation


The Non-Custodial Parent Shall Receive Reasonable Visitation With The Child/Children.

Specifically, The Non-Custodial Parent Shall Have Visitation Which Shall Include, But Not Be Limited To:

I.          Regular visitation with the child/children of the parties ON ALTERNATE WEEKENDS, beginning Friday after visiting parent gets off work or at 6:00 o’clock P.M. and ending Sunday at 7:00 o’clock P.M.

(The beginning time of visitation may be varied to accommodate parent’s work schedules.)

Unless otherwise stated the beginning time and ending time for all visitation periods herein, regular and holiday, shall begin after the visiting parent gets off work or at 6:00 P.M. and end at 7:00 P.M.

Unless otherwise stated, the non-custodial parent shall be responsible for picking up the child/children and returning the child/children to exercise visitation.

II.         As further visitation, there are ten (10) holidays, to wit:

  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Martin Luther King Day
  3. President’s Day
  4. Easter
  5. Memorial Day
  6. Fourth of July
  7. Labor Day
  8. Columbus Day
  9. Thanksgiving
  10. Christmas

Alternate holidays are as follows:

A.        In the even numbered years, the custodial parent shall have the child/children on:

1. New Year’s Vacation from 9:00 a.m. on the 26th of December until 7;00 p.m. on the day prior to school reconvening. The parent exercising this visitation shall pick the child/children up to begin visitation.
2. President’s Day Friday night at 6:00 o’clock p.m. to Monday night at 7:00 o’clock p.m.
3. Memorial Day Friday night at 6:00 o’clock p.m. to Monday night at 7:00 o’clock p.m.
4. Labor Day Friday night at 6:00 o’clock p.m. to Monday night at 7:00 o’clock p.m.
5. Thanksgiving Day 6:00 o’clock on the day school ends to 7:00 o’clock p.m. the day prior to school reconvening

B.         In the even numbered years, the non-custodial parent shall have the child/children on:

  1. Martin Luther King Day—6:00 p.m. on the day school ends to 7:00 p.m.
  2. on the day prior to school reconvening.
  3. Easter—6:00 o’clock p.m. on the day school ends to 7:00 p.m. on the day prior to school reconvening.
  4. Fourth of July—6:00 o’clock on July 3rd to 7:00 p.m. on July 5th EXCEPT when the 4th falls on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday—when visitation shall commence Friday night and continue to end of weekend or end of holiday, whichever is later.
  5. Columbus Day or Fall parent Teacher Conferences—6:00 o’clock p.m. on the day school ends to 7:00 o’clock p.m. the day prior to school reconvening.
  6. Christmas Vacation—beginning at  6:00 o’clock the day school ends until 9:00 o’clock a.m. on December 26th.

In odd numbered years the schedule stated A. and B. above shall be reversed between the custodial and non-custodial parent.

Holiday visitations have precedence over regular visitation schedule.  The Court realizes that, in some cases, a regular weekend visitation will follow an extended holiday weekend visit and said holiday visits shall not modify the weekend visitation scheduled.

III.       The child/children will spend Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with the appropriate parent, regardless of whose turn for visitation.  Should this provision require the child/children to go with the custodial parent during the non-custodial parent’s visitation, the custodial parent shall pick the child/children up at 9:00 a.m. on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Should the reverse occur, the non-custodial parent shall pick the child/children up at 9:00 a.m. on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, and return the child/children by 7:00 p.m.

IV.       The child/children shall celebrate their odd numbered birthdays with the non-custodial parent an their even numbered birthdays with the custodial parent.

Should this provision require the child/children to be with the custodial parent during a non-custodial parent’s visitation, the custodial parent may pick the child/children up at:

  1. 9:00 a.m. and return the child/children at 7:00 p.m. unless the child/children are in school or the parent exercising the visitation is working.  In the event, the child/children may be picked up at:
  2. 6:00 p.m. and returned at 9:00 p.m. which would allow time to take the child/children out to eat, receive or shop for gifts and celebrate, etc.

If the child has school the next day, the non-custodial parent’s visitation shall be completed when the child is picked up by the custodial parent.

Should the reverse occur the non-custodial parent shall pick the child/children up at either time indicated above depending upon whether the child/children are in school and/or their work schedule.

The parent exercising visitation on the birthday shall advise the other parent, during the weekend visitation preceding the birthday, as to the time they will be picking up the child/children.

V.        The non-custodial parent shall have extended summer visitation, up to four (4) weeks duration, to be taken as specified below, for all children:

  1. A four (4) week consecutive period.
  2. A three (3) weeks consecutive and a one week period.  The second visitation period shall not commence within fifteen (15) days of the first visitation period unless agreed upon by the parties.
  3. Two separate visitation periods, consisting of two consecutive weeks each.  Said visitation to be exercised in different months.  The second visitation period shall not commence within fifteen (15) days of the first visitation period unless agreed upon by the parties.

The non-custodial parent shall notify the custodial parent, in writing, of the dates on which extended summer visitation will take place no later than May 1.  In the event the custodial parent finds it necessary to make plans for vacation, prior to May 1, written notice of the dates for said vacation shall be given to the non-custodial parent as soon as possible. Written notice by the custodial parent shall give the custodial parent precedence on scheduling vacation plans.

Extended summer visitation will be  subject to the Holiday visitations set forth above and should be  planned accordingly.  Summer school necessary for the child to pass into the next grade must be attended.  The non-custodial parent shall attempt to coincide his or her vacation time with summer visitation.

The non-custodial parent shall have any additional summer visitation as agreed upon by the parties.

The non-custodial parent is encouraged to make arrangements which will allow the child/children to participate in summer activities important to the child/children, such as ball amp, scouts and 4-H camps, summer ball team participation and games.

VI.       The child/children shall celebrate their odd numbered birthdays with the non-custodial parent and their even numbered birthdays with the custodial parent.

Should this provision require the child/children to be with the custodial parent during a non-custodial parent’s visitation, the custodial parent may pick the child/children up at:

  1. 9:00 a.m. and return the child/children at 7:00 p.m. unless the child/children are in school or the parent exercising visitation is working.  In the event, the child/children may be pick up at:
  2. 6:00 p.m. and returned at 9:00 p.m. which would allow time to take the child/children out to eat, receive or shop for gifts and celebrate, etc.

If the child has school the next day, the non-custodial parent’s visitation shall be completed when the child is picked up by the custodial parent.

Should the reverse occur the non-custodial parent shall pick the child/children up at either time indicated above depending upon whether the child/children are in school and/or their work schedule.

The parent exercising visitation on the birthday shall advise the other parent, during the weekend visitation preceding the birthday, as to the time they will be picking up the child/children.

V.        The non-custodial parent shall have extended summer visitation, up to four (4) weeks duration, to be taken as specified below, for all children:

  1. A four (4) week consecutive period.
  2. A three (3) week consecutive period and a one week period. The second visitation period shall not commence within fifteen (15) days of the first visitation period unless agreed upon by the parties.
  3. Two separate visitation periods, consisting of two consecutive weeks each.  Said visitation periods, consisting of two consecutive weeks each.  Said visitation to be exercised in different months.  The second visitation period shall not commence within fifteen (15) days of the first visitation period unless agreed upon by the parties.

The non-custodial parent shall notify the custodial parent, in writing, of the dates on which extended summer visitation will take place no later than May 1, written notice of the dates for said vacation shall be given to the non-custodial parent as soon as possible.  Written notice by the custodial parent shall give the custodial parent precedence on scheduling vacation plans.

Extended summer visitation will be subject to the Holiday visitations set forth above and should be planned accordingly.  Summer school necessary for the child to pass into the next grade must be attended.  The non-custodial parent shall attempt to coincide his or her vacation time with summer visitation.

The non-custodial parent shall have any additional summer visitation as agreed upon by the parties.

The non-custodial parent is encouraged to make arrangements which will allow the child/children to participate in summer activities important to the child/children, such as ball camp, scout and 4-H camps, summer ball team participation and games.

VI.       For parents residing in different locations that make the above schedule impractical (over a four hour drive between residences) visitation shall be, at a minimum, as follows:

  1. The entire Christmas vacation, including Christmas Day, in alternate years;
  2. Spring vacation every year;
  3. Up to six (6) weeks summer visitation every year;
  4. Additional visitation may occur at such other times and place as the parties may agree.

VII.      24.05   CUSTODIAL AND NON-CUSTODIAL GUIDELINE

The Custodial parent shall take the necessary action with the school authorities at the school were the child/children are enrolled to:

  1. List the non-custodial parent as a “parent” of the child/children.
  2. Authorize the school to release to the non-custodial parent any and all information concerning the child/children.
  3. Insure that the non-custodial parent received copies of any notices regarding the child/children.

B.         The Custodial parent shall promptly transmit the non-custodial parent any information received concerning parent-teacher meetings, school and organization pictures, school club meetings and school programs, athletic schedules, and any other school activities in which the child/children may be participating or interested in.

C.        The Custodial parent shall promptly, upon written request by the non-custodial parent, forward a photocopy of the child/children’s grade or report cards, including copies of any report concerning the child/children’s status or progress, to the non-custodial parent.

D.        The Custodial parent shall, whenever possible, arrange appointments for parent-teacher conferences at a time when the non-custodial parent can be present.  Whenever possible, such conferences shall be attended by both parents.

E.         The Custodial parent shall promptly inform the non-custodial parent of any serious illness of the child/children which requires medical attention.

F.         The Custodial parent shall encourage frequent communication between the child/children and the non-custodial parent.  The custodial parent SHALL NOT do anything to impede or restrict communication by telephone or mail between the child/children and the non-custodial parent whether initiated by the child/children and the non-custodial parent.  Any mail, between the child/children and a parent shall be strictly confidential between them and such mail shall not be opened by or read by the other parent prior to consent by the said child/children.  This rule applies to the non-custodial parent when the child/children are on an extended visitation with the non-custodial parent.

Both parents shall be diligent in having the child/children ready and available at the appointed times.  The child/children and/or non-visiting parent shall have no duty to wait for the visiting parent for more than thirty (30) minutes.  A parent who is going to be late due to work schedules or other emergency should make every effort to advise of the delay by telephone.  A visiting parent who is late, unless he or she suffers an unavoidable vehicle breakdown or delay enroute and promptly notifies the custodial parent of the delay, shall forfeit visitation for that time period.

The Court has arranged this visitation schedules in a manner that the Custodial parent will, on occasion be required to pick up the child/children to exercise visitations.  Inasmuch as the custodial parent may experience an unavoidable delay, both parents are encouraged to be understanding if, on occasion, the visiting parent is delayed  and unavoidably late.

The Non-custodial parent shall give twenty-four hours notice in the event it is necessary to cancel a scheduled visitation.  If a child is seriously ill and unable to travel, the custodial parent shall also give twenty-four (24) hour notice.

The Custodial parent SHALL SEND WITH THE CHILD/CHILDREN MORE THAN SUFFICIENT CLOTHING AND APPAREL appropriate to the season, to last the visitation period.

Visitation DOES NOT include leaving the child/children with NON-FAMILY MEMBERS for extended periods of time during visitation while the visiting parent pursues his or her own pleasure or activities.

The Court feels that it is more than appropriate for the child/children to spend a portion of visitation time with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, married brothers or sisters, etc.

In the event the visiting parent is detained or unable to pick up or return the child/children, for any reason, a mature adult person may be designated to pick up or return the child/children.  The court feels that  a spouse, fiancée, fiancé, (assuming the parties have been divorced for more than a year) or a parent, brother or sister of either of the parties would be an appropriate substitute and authorizes such mature adult persons to act on behalf of either parent. Such persons shall be permitted to pick up or return the child/children for visitation.

G.        Both parents shall refrain from criticizing the other parent or future step-parents in the presence of the child/children and neither parent shall attempt to alienate the affections of the child/children towards the other parent.  As adults and especially as parents you should realize that the general welfare of the child/children is of paramount importance and encourage the child/children to respect, obey and love the other parent.

H.        Neither of the parties shall attempt to modify the religious practice of the child/children without first having consulted each other.

It shall be Counsel’s responsibility to advise parties in domestic relations proceedings of the foregoing guidelines.  These guidelines may be modified by the Court, upon application, if the Court finds a need for change is demonstrated.

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