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Perry County, Ohio Shared Parenting Schedule and Visitation Rights

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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The office of the Clerk of Court cannot give you legal advice.  This website, although prepared in part by attorneys, cannot and does not give you legal advice.  You can only get legal advice by talking to an attorney of your choice about the facts of your case, and the law as it applies to the facts of your case.

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:


Perry County, Ohio
Standard Rules For Visitation

1. The non-custodial parent shall have visitation of alternate weekends from Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

2. The children and/or the custodial parent have no duty to await the visiting parent for more than thirty (30) minutes of the visitation time.  A parent late more than thirty (30) minutes shall forfeit that visitation period.  If the non-custodial parent cannot exercise visitation twenty-four (24) hours notice must be given to the children and custodial parent.

3. For the purpose of visitation, there are eight (8) holidays to be divided between the parents:

1.      Easter 2.      Memorial Day
3.      July 4 4.      Labor Day
5.      Thanksgiving 6.      Christmas Eve (6 p.m. Dec. 24 to 10:00 a.m. Dec. 25)
7.      Christmas Day (after 10 a.m.) 8.      New Years Day

In the odd numbered years (i.e. 1987), the custodial parent shall have the children on the odd-numbered holidays (left column), and the non-custodial parent shall have visitation on the even numbered holidays (right column).  In the even-numbered years (i.e. 1986) the non-custodial parent shall have the odd-numbered holidays and the custodial parent the even-numbered holidays.

4.  On Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, no matter whose turn for visitation, the children shall be with the appropriate parent on those days.

5. The non-custodial parent shall have a two week period of visitation each summer so that he/she has the opportunity to take the children on vacation.  Likewise, to give the custodial parent the same opportunity, visitation schedule shall be adjusted to provide the custodial parent with a two week period in the summer uninterrupted by the non-custodial parent’s visitation.  The vacation period shall be arranged the moment the parents’ vacation schedules are posted  Child support is not abated for any period of visitation.

6.  The child shall celebrate his birthday in the house of the custodial parent in odd-number years and in the house of the non-custodial parent in even numbered years.  The parent not having visitation on the child’s birthday can have a separate birthday party, if desired.

7. In the event that a regularly schedule weekend visitation period is cancelled because of the child’s illness, the visitation shall be made up the next weekend.

8. The non-custodial parent shall bear the transportation expense necessary for exercising visitation.

9. Visitation does not mean picking up the children and then leaving them with someone else.  If circumstances so require, however, another responsible adult, such as a grandparent, may pick up the children for visitation and/or watch the children for a short period of time.  One example of a situation requiring such an arrangement is where the parent exercising visitation cannot get off work in time to pick up the children.

10. The residence of the children is not to be removed from the State of Ohio without first obtaining a modified visitation order from the Court.