Reasonable parenting time — Judgments may state that the non-custodial party will have “reasonable” rights or periods of parenting time. This allows the parties the greatest latitude to work out a comfortable arrangement between themselves for parenting times. Parenting times will change as the minor child(ren) mature and/or as the parties move locations (nearer or farther away from each other). “Reasonable rights” allow the parties to make adjustments to their parenting schedule without going before the Court.
Standard parenting time — If the parties cannot agree on what constitutes “reasonable rights”, they have the option of requesting assistance from the Friend of the Court. Upon written request of either party, the Friend of the Court shall conduct an investigation and make a recommendation for parenting time, which shall be binding upon the parties if no objection is filed within 21 days of issuance of the recommendation. Friend of the Court Standard Parenting Time Policy