visitation rights
n.
Rights granted to divorced parents without custody to visit their children, and occasionally granted to grandparents as well.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


visitation rights
The right to see a child regularly, typically awarded by the court to a parent who does not have primary physical custody of the child.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

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


visitation rights
n. The right of the non-custodial parent, granted by the divorce or family court, to visit with the child on some sort of scheduled or regular basis.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


visitation rights
In a divorce or custody action, permission granted by the court to a noncustodial parent to visit his or her child or children. Custody may also refer to visitation rights extended to grandparents.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


visitation rights
In a divorce or custody action, permission granted by the court to a noncustodial parent to visit his or her child or children. Custody may also refer to visitation rights extended to grandparents.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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