STANDARD LONG DISTANCE VISITATION SCHEDULE
(For parties where the respective residences are 300 miles or more apart.)
The non-custodial parent shall have visitation with all minor children of the parties as follows:
A. Time of Visitation
Spring Break: Every year from 6:00 p.m. the Friday Spring Break commences until 6:00 p.m. the Sunday Spring Break ends; PROVIDED, before any child reaches the age of five (5) Spring Break shall commence the second Friday in March at 9:00 a.m. and continue for eight (8) consecutive days, ending at 6:00 p.m. on the eighth day.
Fall Break: In odd years (i.e. 2003, etc.) from 6:00 p.m. the day school is out in the resident school district until 6:00 p.m. the day before school reconvenes. (For purposes of this order Fall Break shall refer to a school holiday designated as such by the resident school district or, if no such holiday is designated, to the break associated with the annual fall meeting of the Oklahoma Education Association.)
Thanksgiving: In even years (i.e. 2002, etc.) from 6:00 p.m. the day school recesses for the Thanksgiving holiday until 6:00 p.m. the Sunday following Thanksgiving.
Christmas: In odd years (i.e. 2003, etc.) from 6:00 p.m. the day school is out in the resident school district continuing for seven (7) consecutive days to 6:00 p.m. the seventh day; provided, however, that said visitation shall never commence prior to December 19th of a given year. (For purposes of this calculation, the day school is out is not counted.)
In even years (i.e. 2002, etc.) from 6:00 p.m. the 7th day after school is out in the resident school district until 6:00 p.m. the day preceding the start of school in the resident school district. (For purposes of this calculation, the day school is out is not counted.)
Summer: Until the child reaches the age of five (5):
First Visitation: The summer visitation shall commence at 6:00 p.m. the first Sunday after Memorial Day and continue for two weeks ending at 6:00 p.m. on that Sunday.
Second Visitation: The second summer visitation period shall commence two weeks after the end of the first visitation period, again beginning at 6:00 p.m. Sunday and ending at 6:00 p.m. two weeks later.
When the child is five (5) years of age or older:
First Visitation: From June 1 at 9:00 a.m. to June 30 at 6:00 p.m. It is the intent of this Order that the non-custodial parent shall have 30 days of visitation during the first summer visitation period. Consequently, in the event the school has not recessed for summer vacation until after June 1, the first summer visitation period shall commence on the day after the day school recesses for the summer vacation, at 9:00 a.m., and end 30 days later at 6:00 p.m.
Second Visitation: From August 1st at 9:00 a.m. to Saturday Noon on the Saturday immediately preceding the first day of school.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event one or more children are under the age of five (5) and one or more children are over the age of five (5), visitation shall occur as if all the children are over the age of five (5), in order that transportation of all children may occur at the same time for such visitation periods.
The parents shall share equally the costs of providing the necessary transportation to carry out the visitation orders outlined above.
C. Election Not to Exercise
In the event the non-custodial parent elects not to exercise any visitation approved herein during any calendar year, the non-custodial parent shall give the custodial parent fourteen (14) days advance written notice of the non-custodial parent’s intent not to exercise such visitation.
D. Additional Long Distance Visitation
The non-custodial parent may obtain additional long distance visitation upon obtaining prior consent of the custodial parent, which consent shall be in writing and designate the time and date of pick-up and delivery of the child/children and the agreement as to how the costs of transportation for said additional visit shall be borne.
E. Additional Visitation
The non-custodial parent shall be entitled to visitation in the city of residence of the custodial parent for periods not to exceed five (5) consecutive days upon the following terms and conditions:
(a) the non-custodial parent may not exercise such visits on the birthday of the custodial parent or Mother’s Day or Father’s Day as applicable to the custodial parent;
(b) the non-custodial parent may not exercise such visits on the child’s birthday in odd years (i.e. 2003);
(c) the total number of such visits shall not exceed five (5) per calendar year unless agreed to in writing by the custodial parent;
(d) the non-custodial parent may not exercise such visits on more than one of the following holidays per calendar year: Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day;
(e) the child is required to attend all regularly scheduled pre-school and school classes during said visits;
(f) the custodial parent shall be entitled to reject a request for such a visit two (2) times per calendar year by sending a telegram or written correspondence to the non-custodial parent within 48 hours of receipt of notice from the non-custodial parent that the non-custodial parent has elected to exercise such a visit; PROVIDED, the custodial parent may not reject a request for such a visit on the non-custodial parent’s birthday, Father’s Day or Mother’s Day as applicable, the child’ birthday in even years and the one holiday visit contemplated by paragraph (d) above.
In the event of an emergency involving the minor child’s health or welfare, the parent in possession of the child shall promptly notify the other parent and either parent may visit the minor child without giving notice to the other parent at reasonable times and places under the circumstances. In the event of an injury to the child involving a doctor’s appointment or hospitalization, the parent in possession of the child shall notify the other parent within six (6) hours.
Liberal telephone communication between each parent and the child or children is encouraged and should occur.
Signed on ____________________, 200__. _________________________________
JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT
Standard Long Distance Visitation Schedule - 10/19/2001
[Ed note: Schedule furnished by Hon. William W. Wheeler, Guthrie, OK, February 2003.]