New Hampshire has taken a good step forward in removing the old terms “custodial parent” and “non-custodial parent” from its statutes. You will now see “shared parenting plan”. “Visitation” is also gone.

Now the statute describes how much time the children will spend with each parent. Lawyers have been doing this anyway in private agreements using “primary residence” instead of “physical custody” and “access” or “timesharing” instead of “visitation.”