When considering how often the child should see the other parent following a divorce, the court tends to presume that the parent that the child doesn’t live with should be involved with their upbringing and should have regular contact. However, there aren’t actually any rules which tells the court how often the other parent should have contact with the child. Age can make a difference, with the parent of a younger child maybe having a higher level of contact than the parent of an older child.
Other things can impact upon when the other parent can see the child, such as how close they live to each other. If they live a great distance apart, it may only be practical to see the child at weekends or school holidays. When deciding your contact, the court will take into account your particular circumstances and your child’s best interests. Each child and parent is different and what works for one family may not work for another.
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