In almost all cases, the parent with whom the children do not reside is entitled to visitation. This is true in both sole custody and joint custody situations. The frequency and duration of visitation is governed by the best interests of the children, not by whether a parent has joint or sole custody. Typically, a visiting parent will have visitation every other weekend, one or two evenings during the week from after school through dinner and on alternate holidays. Extended visitation often takes place during the children’s winter, spring and summer breaks from school. Remember that every case is different and the goal is to end up with a visitation schedule that best serves your children’s needs.