Child Custody Exchange

An exchange of the physical custody of a child at the commencement or conclusion of visitation with the child or at other times pursuant to an order for child custody or visitation. In the family law context, custody exchanges fall under the umbrella of “visitation rights” based on the premise that both parents are entitled to spend time with their child(ren), regardless of certain other child custody problems, such as non-payment of child support and other matters. An example of a child custody exchange would be one parent who has had a child for a few days, taking the child to see the other parent so that parent can take care of the child until the other parent is scheduled to do so.