Saint Louis, MO asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Missouri

Q: Divorcing we have a 6 year old and 1 year old together. If non-custodial how many days a week/month can I see kids?

Living in same city can I request to see my kids daily or multiple times a week? The kids spend 75% time with me since birth because the mom is in NJ working most of the year. She is promising to remain in the same city and work locally. I was told that anytime a non-custodial with joint custody lives within 100 miles from the primary parent I could have weekly if not daily visits? Please help!

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Lydia Seifner

  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Springfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: There is no minimum or maximum amount of time a non-residential parent may be allowed to see his or her children. The court's take the parents' schedules and relationships with the children into consideration; and sometimes it depends on the judge's personal preferences. Many judges and jurisdictions are now moving towards some form of 50/50 as their default, so if you want mid-week or daily visits, ask the court for them. Also, keep in mind that most judges will approve an agreement the parents come up with, so long as it is reasonable. Speak with an attorney local to you to discuss what parenting plans might be suitable for your circumstances.

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