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Visitation and Relocation

This lesson is a review of visitation and relocation issues. The lesson can be used to introduce or review these topics. Students should be familiar with basic principles of custody determinations.

The lesson contains twenty questions, three of which are essay questions.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain how courts are more willing to recognize de facto parents, particularly in same-sex relationships and to award visitation rights to non biological partners.
  2. State the issues of whether and to what extent a third party can obtain court ordered visitation against the wishes of the custodial parent or parents.
  3. Discuss whether relocation constitutes a substantial and material change of circumstances sufficient to support a petition to modify custody.


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