One of the most common issues that comes up in a divorce proceeding is who gets custody of minor children. There are many different ways that the court can rule when it comes to deciding the rights of each parent moving forward. The court could decide to grant sole custody to one parent, joint custody, or sole custody to one parent with visitation rights to the other parent.
A judge will look to see if granting visitation rights will endanger the child in a physical, emotional or moral way. A parent seeking visitation rights will also need to show that his or her home or apartment is suitable for hosting a child. If not, an alternate location for visitation may need to be found. It may be determined that visitation will occur through electronic means such as through instant messaging, videoconferencing or through email.