STANDARD VISITATION SCHEDULE
The non-custodial parent shall have visitation with the minor child of the parties as follows:
I. REGULAR VISITATION:
Every other weekend from 6:00 p.m. Friday to 8:00 p.m. Sunday.
II. HOLIDAY VISITATION:
In odd-numbered years (2003, 2005, etc.) the non-custodial parent shall have visitation on the following schedule of holidays:
Easter: 6:00 p.m. Friday preceding Easter until 10:00 p.m. Sunday
July 4th: 6:00 p.m. the evening preceding July 4th until 10:00 p.m. on July 4th
Thanksgiving: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday preceding Thanksgiving until 10:00 p.m. Sunday
Christmas: 6:00 p.m. the day school is out until 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve
In even-numbered years (2002, 2004, etc.) the non-custodial parent shall have visitation on the following schedule of holidays:
Memorial Day: 6:00 p.m. Friday preceding Memorial Day until 10:00 p.m. Monday
Labor Day: 6:00 p.m. Friday preceding Labor Day until 10:00 p.m. Monday
Christmas: 12:00 noon Christmas Day until 10:00 p.m. January 1
The holiday visitation schedule set out above is to be observed whether or not it coincides with the regular every other week visitation schedule and is in addition thereto. However, it is intended that the holidays alternate between custodial and non-custodial parents. Therefore, on those occasions when non-custodial visitation is ordinarily scheduled on a holiday set aside to the custodial parent, the non-custodial visitation shall not take place.
III. SPECIAL VISITATION:
With respect to Father's Day and Mother's Day, if the father is the non-custodial parent, and if Father's Day falls on a weekend not regularly scheduled for paternal visitation, he shall have visitation on Father's Day from 12:00 noon until 10:00 p.m. If Mother's Day falls within a weekend of the father's visitation, he shall return the child or children to the mother at 12:00 noon on Mother's Day. If the mother is the non-custodial parent, the reverse shall apply.
IV. SUMMER VISITATION:
The non-custodial parent shall have summer visitation from 8:00 a.m. June 15 until 10:00 p.m. June 30 and from 8:00 a.m. August 1 until 10:00 p.m. August 15. (If the beginning date of the fall school term is prior to August 15, then the child or children shall be returned to the custodial parent at least 48 hours before the first day of school, and such visitation period shall begin at an earlier date to assure the non-custodial parent a two-week period.
It is important to be aware that this visitation schedule is for the purpose of providing assured minimum amounts of visitation between non-custodial parent and child or children. Visitation should exceed the number of occasions set out herein. In addition, liberal telephone communications between non-custodial parent and child are encouraged and should occur.
Both parties hereto shall be mindful and considerate of the child's school activities, sports activities, extracurricular activities and peer activities and associations; and in the event of conflict respecting physical custody or visitation as hereinabove provided, both parties hereto shall work together to insure continuity of the child's activities.
Signed on ____________________, 200__. _____________________________________
JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT
[Ed note: Court personnel in Carter County advised in February 2003 that Carter County judges use various orders. Carter County is part of Judicial District 20, as are Love, Johnston, Marshall and Murray counties. However, the editor was never able to obtain "standard' schedules from other Carter County judges and the Court Clerk either did not have or was not able to disseminate the same. This form was supplied by Little, Little & Windel, February 2003, as being a "new" form used in Marshall County, in the same judicial district. On these facts, the above may or may not be used in Carter County. You may want to call the Carter County Clerk, 580-223-5253, for better information.]