Definition: Non-custodial parent
Definition: Non-custodial parent
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Family Law Glossary: Non-custodial parent

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In Placer County and throughout California, only one parent might have physical custody, either by agreement or court order. In this situation, the other parent is considered the non-custodial parent. He or she usually has court-ordered visitation with the children, unless a judge terminated their parental rights. In many divorces, the non-custodial parent must pay child support to the parent with custody. Being labeled the non-custodial parent does not mean you do not have important rights with your child. In some situations, a non-custodial parent might petition a court later to become the custodial parent. A lawyer’s assistance is helpful.

 

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