Visitation a/k/a Access
Access is determined by a judge when custody is ordered. As in custody litigation there are pendente lite and merits access orders entered by the court. There are common access arrangements. However, the parents must consider, and a judge will consider, what access schedule is in a particular child’s best interests. Parents should not consider what is in their own best interests in developing an access schedule. A judge will not give much weight to such a consideration at trial.