Reasonable visitation?


#1

Dear hawkman:

Greetings. Yes, NC allows for reasonable visitation to be ordered, but the court would clearly define the dates and times of visitation. You can look at the statutes on child custody. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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#2

Thank you Janet, we all love what you do here. Follow up question: Since N.C.'s “reasonable visitation” must include times & dates, if N.C. accepted a court order from another state that only granted “reasonable visitation” without any specific information or dates, wouldn’t that order be considered invalid, since it doesn’t follow N.C.'s guidelines?


#3

Dear hawkman:

Greetings. No, it would just need to be modified. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

301 McCullough Drive Suite 510
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

1829 East Franklin Street, Bldg 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.321.0780 main phone
919.787.6668 main fax

ROSEN.COM

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

From my understanding, many states are now not allowed to grant “reasonable visitiation” as they have found that there are often disputes between the parents as to what IS “reasonable”. Where I live, the visitation has to at least state how many days a year I am allowed to spend with the children. In addition, the courts have found no one can actually enforce the order for visitation, as “reasonable” is usually not defined in legal statutes. Children’s Services and law enforcement are not willing to take a stand in determining if one parent’s request is reasonable or not when there is a dispute. My question is, does North Carolina allow “reasonable visitation” to be ordered in a custody case or not? And, where can I find more specific information on the N.C. laws relating to this?