Subscribe to the RSS Feed

Holiday Visitation and Weekend Visitation: Which One Trumps the Other?

by Admin on January 29, 2012

Columbus Ohio Family Law Attorney

Virginia Cornwell is one of the Columbus Family Law Attorneys and Family Lawyers at the Law Offices of Virginia C. Cornwell.  She is an OSBA Certified Family Relations Specialist.

What happens when your court ordered weekend time with your children falls on a holiday?  In Ohio, the general rule is that holiday time prevails, and the weekend (or regular weekday) time is lost.  However, the general rule is not a law, and must always yield to whatever the specific terms of your court order are.  This means that if your court orders says that one parent has every other weekend, and this schedule is not to be interrupted by holidays, then the weekend time trumps the holiday time.

CALL NOW  at (614) 225-9316 or contact us by e-mail.

 

Every county in Ohio is required to have a local rule visitation schedule.  Unfortunately, many people believe that the local rule in their county is a schedule that they are automatically entitled to.  There is no such thing as automatic visitation.  Paying child support does not mean that you have local rule visitation in Ohio.  The only way to get visitation is to get a court order.

COLUMBUS OHIO FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYMost county local visitation rules specify whether holiday parenting time trumps weekend and week day parenting time.  Remember: if your court order says something different than your local rule, the court order is what you must follow or risk finding yourself in contempt of court.

CALL NOW  at (614) 225-9316 or contact us by e-mail.

DISCLAIMER – Read it, it’s important!


Leave a Comment

WARNING!!!!! DO NOT INCLUDE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SITUATION, ONLY COMMENTS. COMMENTS WHICH CONTAIN THE FACTS OF YOUR CASE WILL NOT BE CONFIDENTIAL. THERE IS NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP FORMED BY POSTING ON THIS BLOG AND NO PRIVACY FOR COMMENTS, SO POST WITH CARE.

Previous post:

Next post: