Question by  kaetien (47)

What are the legal rights of a non custodial parent?


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The non-custodial parent has the right of visitation, the right to state preferences on schooling and religious training, and to deny the child from being moved too far to be able to visit. The non custodial parent has the legal obligation to pay child support. Visitation cannot legally be interfered with by the custodial parent.


Answer by  CherieMassoud (48)

The legal rights of the noncustodial parent are contained within the court order finalizing a divorce. The court order should contain specific details outlining many issues, including the visitation schedule, how contact should happen between parent and child, and access to school and medical records.


Answer by  Jakey98 (222)

Non-custodial parents have no real legal rights over anything. If you are not a custodial parent, you can seek redress in court if the custodial parent is violating court orders, abusing the child or otherwise breaking the law, however, you do not have any rights in and of yourself.


Answer by  epglaw (553)

This depends upon the State in which you reside and the State where custody was decided. Generally, a non custodial parent can have the right to regular visits with the child, as well as regular communications either by letter, telephone or by internet. You can also have imput into the child's education and health care related issues.


Answer by  John (9008)

The rules for this vary tremendously from state to state. In general, you usually get visitation and the right to be informed of medical or school decisions.


Answer by  RRGKK (412)

The rights of the non-custodial paernt are defined in a divorce decree. If this is not the case, you may need to consult a lawyer to establish explicit rights.

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