noncustodial parent
A parent who does not have sole custody or primary custody of a child following divorce. Compare: custodial parent
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • Noncustodial parent — A noncustodial parent is a parent who does not have physical and/or legal custody of his/her child by court order. A child custody determination means a judgment, decree, or other order of a court providing for the legal custody, physical custody …   Wikipedia

  • noncustodial parent — noun The parent (either of a separated pair) with whom a child or children do not live the majority of the time …   Wiktionary

  • noncustodial — non|cus|to|di|al [ˌnɔnkʌˈstəudiəl US ˌna:nkʌˈstou ] adj law 1.) noncustodial sentence/punishment etc BrE a form of punishment which does not involve being sent to prison 2.) noncustodial parent/father/mother a parent who does not have their child …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • noncustodial — non|cus|to|di|al [ ,nankə stoudiəl ] adjective 1. ) not involving sending someone to prison: noncustodial sentences/penalties 2. ) a noncustodial parent does not have legal CUSTODY of their child (=the child does not live with them) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • noncustodial — non·cus·to·di·al /ˌnän kə stō dē əl/ adj 1: not taking place while in custody a noncustodial interrogation of a suspect 2: of or being a parent who does not have sole custody of a child or who has custody a smaller portion of the time Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • noncustodial — [nän΄kəs tō′dē əl] adj. designating or of a parent who, as a result of divorce or separation, does not have legal custody of a child or children: also sp. non custodial …   English World dictionary

  • noncustodial — adjective Date: 1973 of or being a parent who does not have sole custody of a child or who has custody a smaller portion of the time …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • noncustodial — ¦ ̷ ̷ ˌ adjective : of or being a parent who does not have sole custody of a child or who has custody a smaller portion of the time …   Useful english dictionary

  • Single parent — is a term that is mostly used to suggest that one parent has most of the day to day responsibilities in the raising of the child or children, which would categorize them as the dominant caregiver. The dominant caregiver is the parent in which the …   Wikipedia

  • co-parent — ¦kōˌ noun Etymology: co + parent (I) : a person (as a noncustodial parent or cohabiting partner) who shares parental duties with a custodial parent * * * n. /koh pair euhnt, par , koh pair , par /; v. /koh pair euhnt, par /, n. 1. a divorced or… …   Useful english dictionary

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