BLAINE COUNTY VISITATION TEMPLATE
The parties will share visitation and placement with the minor child(ren) of the parties at the following times and in the following manner:
1. Regular Visitation. The non-custodial parent will have visitation every other weekend from 6:00 p.m. Friday until 6:00 p.m. Sunday. The non-custodial parent may also exercise visitation every other Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the non-custodial parent picking up and returning the child(ren) for this visitation.
2. Holiday Visitation Part I. In even numbered years such as 2004, 2006, etc., the mother shall have placement and in odd numbered years such as 2005, 2007, etc., the father shall have placement on the following holidays:
Fall Break 6:00 p.m. the day before Fall Break commences until 6:00 p.m. the Sunday before school reconvenes.
Easter 6:00 p.m. the Friday preceding Easter until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
July 4th 6:00 p.m. July 3rd until 8:00 a.m. on July 5th.
Thanksgiving 6:00 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
Post-Christmas 8:00 a.m. December 26 until 6:00 p.m. the day before school begins. This placement time applies also to pre-school children using the school schedule for the school of their residence with the custodial parent.
3. Holiday Visitation Part II. In odd numbered years, such as 2005, 2007, etc., the mother shall have placement, and in even numbered years, such as 2004, 2006, etc., the father shall have placement on the following holidays:
Spring Break 6:00 p.m. the Friday school ends until 6:00 p.m. Sunday the day before school commences.
Memorial Day: 6:00 p.m. Friday preceding until 6:00 p.m. Monday.
Labor Day: 6:00 p.m. Friday preceding until 6:00 p.m. Monday.
Child(ren)’s 8:00 a.m. (or from time school is out if a school day) until 8:00 p.m.
Christmas and 6:00 p.m. the day Christmas vacation begins in school until 8:00 a.m. on December 26.
Christmas Eve This placement time applies also to pre-school children as described in paragraph two above.
4. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Mother will always have placement of the child(ren) on Mother's Day weekend from 6:00 p.m. Friday until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Father will always have placement of the child(ren) on Father's Day weekend from 6:00 p.m. Friday until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
5. Parent’s Birthday. The child(ren) will celebrate a parent's birthday with that parent. If the other parent has placement on a school day, the birthday parent may pick up the child(ren) from school or after school at the other parent's home and return the child(ren) at 8:00 p.m. If there is no school, the birthday parent may pick up the child(ren) at 8:00 a.m. for placement and celebration and return the child(ren) at 8:00 p.m.
6. Conflicts. Holiday visitation is in addition to the regularly scheduled visitation and will not change the times of the weekend visitation as set out in paragraph 1, nor shall this schedule alter any custodial periods set out in the decree.
7. Summer Visitation. Summer visitation with the non-custodial parent shall be for one month, at a time mutually agreed on by the parties, but if the parties do not agree, then the non-custodial parent shall have the first fifteen days of July, and the first fifteen days of August. If school starts during that time in August, the non-custodial parent's second fifteen day period will commence in July at a time that would enable the child(ren) to be returned to the custodial parent two days before school starts.
8. Transportation. Unless provided otherwise, the party exercising visitation will pickup the child(ren) at the beginning of visitation and the other parent will pickup the child(ren) at the end of the visitation.
9. Admonitions. It is important to remember that this schedule of visitation is the minimum amount of visitation and the parents are encouraged to allow more and/or exercise more visitation. In addition to visitation, liberal telephone communication should be allowed between the child(ren) and the parent who does not have the child(ren). If any unavoidable problems arise with the regularly scheduled times of visitation, the parents are to adjust the schedule in order to not deprive the child(ren) of their visitation with the visiting parent. Likewise, the visiting parent should make every effort to allow the child(ren) to participate in special school activities (e.g. proms, dances, and banquets) or other activities (e.g. little league baseball, peewee wrestling, soccer, and gymnastics) that may fall during that parent's scheduled visitation period.
Signed on ____________________, 200__. _____________________________________
JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT
Template Note: Every child and the child’s situation is unique. This Template is the starting point for counsel to craft a visitation schedule that serves the best interests of each child.
[Ed. note: Schedule furnished August 2004 by Hon. Mark A. Moore, Associate District Judge, by his Bailiff, Lorna Beckloff.]