[OBA Divorce Pamphlet]


EXCERPT FROM OBA'S PAMPHLET, "IS DIVORCE THE ANSWER FOR YOU?"

[Source text: http://www.okbar.org/publicinfo/brochures/divbroc.htm]

Q: What visitation does the court generally award to the alternate custodial parent?

A: Contact the Divorce Judge in the County you will be filing to get a current copy of a standard visitation schedule because counties have different schedules.

While there is no fixed visitation schedule required by law, an example of a fairly common visitation schedule is as follows:

I. Regular Visitation

The non-custodial parent shall have visitation every other weekend from Friday after school or day care until Monday morning when non-custodial parent returns child(ren) to school or day care. All weekends that include a Federal or State Monday holiday shall be part of the regular weekend.

II. Holiday Visitation

HOLIDAY

EVEN YEARS

ODD YEARS

Spring Break

Custodial Parent

Non-Custodial Parent

Fall Break

Non-Custodial Parent

Custodial Parent

Thanksgiving Break

Custodial Parent

Non-Custodial Parent

First week of Christmas Break

Non-Custodial Parent

Custodial Parent

Balance of Christmas Week

Custodial Parent

Non-Custodial Parent

All Mother's day weekends shall be spent with the mother.

All Father's day weekends shall be spent with the father.

THE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE SUPERSEDES ALL REGULARLY SCHEDULED VISITATION. The Holiday Schedule shall be governed by the school the child attends or would attend if not of school age.

III. Summer Visitation

The non-custodial parent shall have summer visitation for two weeks in June and must notify the custodial parent of the dates by April 30.

The non-custodial parent shall have summer visitation for two weeks in July and must notify the custodial parent of the dates by May 30.

The non-custodial parent shall have summer visitation the first full week of August.

All toys and clothes belong to the child(ren) and should travel freely between households and shall be returned with the child(ren) in a clean and orderly manner.

It is important to be aware that this visitation schedule is for the purpose of providing assured minimum amounts of visitation between non-custodial parent and child(ren). Visitation should exceed the number of occasions set out herein. In addition, liberal telephone communications between non-custodial parent and child(ren) are encouraged and should occur.