Child Visitation Letter


Overview
- This Child Visitation Letter is used by someone who wishes to either establish a new child visitation schedule, or wishes to enforce the current terms of a court ordered child visitation schedule.  
- Rather than attempting to change the visitation schedule without telling the other parent, the individual should send the other parent a written letter regarding visitation to try to work the matter out without court or attorney involvement.  
- Reducing a demand or request to writing insures that the other side has a good understanding of exactly what it is you are attempting to accomplish.
- The letter should be sent well in advance of the anticipated change in the child visitation schedule and well in advance of any threatened action to enforce a current child visitation order.  
- Visitation rights are the rights of a parent to visit his or her child.  Such rights are frequently granted to a non-custodial parent in a divorce or custody action.  
- In some states, other family members such as grandparents may be granted visitation rights.  

When You Need It
- When you want to initiate a new child visitation schedule, or wishes to enforce the current terms of a court ordered child visitation schedule.  

Getting Started

You will need:
- The name and address of the non-custodial parent.
- Details of the court decree regarding child custody, such as the date, the names of the specific child/children, and the visitation schedule currently in effect.
- The details of why you are writing the letter.
- The next action you will take if you do not receive a response to you letter.

When to Review and Revise 
- To correct the facts stated in the letter.
- To follow-up on a previous request.
- To send a new letter in the case of future failures to pay the required support.