VISITATION

VISITATION

visitation (viz-[schwa]-tay-sh[schwa]n).

1. Inspection; superintendence; direction; regulation.

2. Family law. A relative’s, esp. a noncustodial parent’s, period of access to a child.

¡ª Also termed parental access; access; parenting time; residential time. [Cases: Child Custody 175¨C231.]

3. The process of inquiring into and correcting corporate irregularities. [Cases: Corporations 394. C.J.S. Corporations ¡ì 582.]

4. VISIT.

grandparent visitation. A grandparent’s court-approved access to a grandchild. ? The Supreme Court recently limited a grandparent’s right to have visitation with his or her grandchild if the parent objects, citing a parent’s fundamental right to raise his or her child and to make all decisions concerning the child free from state intervention absent a threat to the child’s health and safety. Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57, 120 S.Ct. 2054 (2000).

restricted visitation. See supervised visitation.

stepped-up visitation. Visitation, usu. for a parent who has been absent from the child’s life, that begins on a very limited basis and increases as the child comes to know the parent.

¡ª Also termed step-up visitation.

supervised visitation. Visitation, usu. court-ordered, in which a parent may visit with the child or children only in the presence of some other individual. ? A court may order supervised visitation when the visiting parent is known or believed to be prone to physical abuse, sexual abuse, or violence.

¡ª Also termed restricted visitation.


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