Everyday Law and Common Questions


Everyday Law and Common Question articles are written by Law Librarians on a variety of common legal issues in consumer law, family law, neighbor situations, and more.

Child Custody and Visitation

We are often asked to provide information to parents (and non-parents) seeking custody and visitation orders for their child(ren). There are several methods parents (and non-parents) may use to obtain custody and visitation orders. The method used depends on several factors, including whether or not paternity has been established, the parents’ marital status, and the existence of a Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) child support case. To learn about the available methods, Click here for the rest of the story.