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Subchapter 002 : PERSONS FOR WHOM GUARDIANS APPOINTED(Cite as: 14 V.S.A. § 2630)
§ 2630. Parent-child contact
(a) The court shall order parent-child contact unless it finds that denial of parent-child contact is necessary to protect the physical safety or emotional well-being of the child. Except for good cause shown, the order shall be consistent with any existing parent-child contact order. The order should permit the child to have contact of reasonable duration and frequency with the child’s siblings, if appropriate.
(b) The court may determine the reasonable frequency and duration of parent-child contact and may set conditions for parent-child contact that are in the child’s best interests.
(c) The court may modify the parent-child contact order upon motion of a party or upon the court’s own motion, or if the parties stipulate to the modification. (Added 2013, No. 170 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2014.)