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Legal Information: U.S. Virgin Islands

Custody

Updated: 
December 7, 2020

What is visitation?

Visitation is a parent or relative’s right to spend time with the child. Visitation can occur through face-to-face contact with the child, or over the telephone, depending on the circumstances. When requesting visitation from the court, a parent can ask for a specific schedule for visitation, or may leave the visitation schedule open, and simply state that the visitation will be reasonable or liberal.

A parent’s right to visitation is not affected by non-payment of child support. The custodial parent cannot deny visitation due to non-payment. In extreme cases, the court will order supervised visitation.