LegalWays: Visitation and Child Support

Lesson Duration

By Jennifer Bloom and Sally Revak

This lesson from the LegalWays curriculum describes the rights, the people involved, and the way visitation can be changed, and issues of denial, moving, and grandparents.  Through a student reading with guiding questions, the lesson guides the student through the basics of child support law and support collection and discusses the role of the county in assisting in the effort to collect support.  The activity “Creating a Poster” has the students creating a poster highlighting the most important points.  The lesson concludes with a mock mediation concerning a visitation plan.


Students will understand the function of the people involved in the juvenile protection area.
Student will learn about the legal rights and responsibilities of parents and children, with specific attention on visitation and child support
Students will understand the various ways in which the juvenile system attempts to take of care of juveniles and their families.

Time to Complete

One to two class periods

Materials Needed


See Juvenile Protection Teaching Guide


LegalWays curriculum was funded by Grant No. 95-JS-FX-0300 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.


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