Child custody standard visitation Greenville
Prospective clients often wonder what, exactly, is standard visitation? There is no statutorily set version of standard visitation.
However, two upstate SC judges have their own versions of standard visitation. These not only set the actual visitation schedule, but they also dictate what the conduct of the parents should be, and sets some rules for what the parents are allowed to do.
Basics of standard visitation
In general, standard visitation amounts to primary placement with one parent, and the other having visitation every other weekend from 6 pm on Friday until 6 pm on Sunday. Additionally, the visiting parents gets one night for a few hours during the off week. The visiting parent also gets a number of weeks during the summer, and alternating holidays.
Judge Brown's Standard Visitation
The first standard visitation outline, to my knowledge, was prepared by Judge Tim Brown of Greenville County. (Judge Brown is now retired from being a judge.) He initially prepared this outline in 2001 or 2002, and was most recently revised in 2006.
Judge Alvin Johnson's Standard Visitation
The next judge to prepare a standard visitation outline was Judge Alvin Johnson of Pickens County. Judge Johnson is still serving as the Family Court Judge in Pickens County.
These outlines frequently used in Greenville & Pickens
These two outlines are often used by the judges and attorneys in cases. Sometimes the outlines are used in their entirety, and sometimes certain items are deleted. They are a good starting point, and can be modified to suit the needs of each individual case.