If children are involved in a divorce, there will be child custody issues worked through. However, this typically does not fully and completely end all possible disputes or discussions about future visitation rights. Child visitation is generally awarded in situations where custody has been determined by a judge. In addition to parents; grandparents, siblings and in some cases non-relatives may petition the court for visitation rights. Typically, a non-custodial parent always has the right to reasonable visitation with the child. The standard of measure used to determine child visitation issues is what is in the best interest of the child.
Generally courts encourage access to children unless there has been a history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or substance abuse. Even with this history, the court may allow supervised visitation. Only in very extreme situations that the court will deny visitation rights altogether. Parents are generally encouraged to work out their own visitation schedule, unless the assistance of a court-appointed law guardian is needed to work through irreconcilable differences or some of the extenuating circumstances listed above.
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