Some Ohio child custody cases will include a court order for the non-custodial parent to have reasonable visitation. This unspecific decision will usually only be ordered when the two parents are still on amicable terms and able to communicate with each other. In these kinds of cases, reasonable visitation is preferred over a specific visitation order because it allows both parents to work around their schedules.
When a judge orders reasonable visitation, the custodial parent will have no legal obligation to agree on a visitation schedule with the non-custodial parent. Therefore, the custodial parent will often have more say over the schedule that is created. If a custodial parent harbors ill feelings towards the non-custodial parent, there is the potential that the parent could be maliciously inflexible after reasonable visitation is ordered.