Visitation is a form of custody and many of the same principles apply.
Only non-primary parents with egregious violent or abusive behavior would be denied visitation altogether. The amount of visitation, however, is much less certain, particularly with very young children. Some lawyers and judges talk about “standard” visitation schedules, but most often the individual needs, schedules, and interests of the children are considered when constructing a visitation schedule.
In South Carolina, visitation rights are particularly important for fathers who are not married to their child’s Mother. If the mother is unwilling to voluntarily allow the father involvement with the child, the Father must seek an order from the family court.
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