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Rhode Island has visitation guidelines that set forth a minimum amount of parenting time each parent will enjoy with a child. “Parenting time” generally refers to the time each parent spends with the child each week or in a designated period of time.  Our experienced Rhode Island Visitation Attorneys can guide you through this process and the Rhode Island Family Court system smoothly.

In almost all cases, except where one parent’s parental rights have been terminated, each parent is entitled to parenting time with his or her child, regardless of the status of custody.

Though visitation is closely tied custody, there are many factors that determine the visitation schedule of a child.

The visitation schedule determines the amount of time each parent may spend with the child, holiday and vacation schedules and the circumstances concerning visitation.

Factors that the Rhode Island court takes into account are: 

  • Which parent the child has stronger emotional ties with
  • The mental and Physical well being of parents
  • The parent’s financial situations.
  • The parent the child prefers more.
  • The wishes of the parents.
  • Allegations of domestic violence.

If there is a dispute about visitation, a guardian ad litem may be appointed to the child in order to independently investigate any issues or claims that have arisen. At Braatz Family Law, we can provide this representation for you.

Here are a few of the most common questions your attorney can give you legal counsel on once you have retained them.

Q: What does reasonable visitation look like with my child’s other parent?

Q: I need help getting/enforcing supervised visitation for my child’s other parent, what are my options?

Q: My child’s other parent and I have an agreement on what we feel visitation should look like, will the court allow us to agree upon this?

Q: I feel that my holiday and vacation visitation is not equitable, how can I make changes to this?

Q: My former spouse was abusive towards me/the children, how can I prevent this from happening during visitation?

Q: One of the grandparents of my child is requesting visitation, do they have legal standing to do this?

Q: What does reasonable visitation look like with my child’s other parent?

Q: I need help getting/enforcing supervised visitation for my child’s other parent, what are my options?

Q: My child’s other parent and I have an agreement on what we feel visitation should look like, will the court allow us to agree upon this?

Q: I feel that my holiday and vacation visitation is not equitable, how can I make changes to this?

Q: My former spouse was abusive towards me/the children, how can I prevent this from happening during visitation?

Q: One of the grandparents of my child is requesting visitation, do they have legal standing to do this