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Monday, July 20, 2015

Parenting Time, not Visitation

As of July 15, 2015, the Massachusetts Family Court's website and forms have been updated to use the term "parenting time" in lieu of the outdated term "visitation."  Chief Justice Angela OrdoƱez has made this long overdue change recognizing the national trend away from the pejorative term "visitation", which implies that one parent has less of a role than the other.

This was simply the right thing to do and we applaud the move.

1 comment:

  1. As times and culture change, it is fascinating to see how terms change. This is the first I have heard of parenting time, rather than visitation. Parenting time sounds so much more friendly. Even though parents are divorced, time spent with your children isn't just a visitation, it is time that you are still being a parent.
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