Legal Information: Delaware

Custody

Updated: 
October 26, 2018

Is there any difference between custody and visitation?

Yes. A custody order is about the right to make decisions about the child’s life or physically have the child. Visitation rights are given to the parent who the child does not live with full time. Visitation allows that parent to visit the child and to be told about decisions made concerning the child. This parent will have scheduled times during which he or she can visit the child.1

1 13 Del. C. § 728