Definition of noncustodial in US English:



  • Not having custody of one's children after a divorce.

    ‘the relationship between the children and their noncustodial father was virtually destroyed’
    • ‘Allocating the duties and obligations of custodial and noncustodial parents has always been the province of state courts.’
    • ‘I've been there, on both sides, as a child and as a noncustodial parent.’
    • ‘This posed a dilemma for those noncustodial parents who relied on the airlines to facilitate long-distance visitation.’
    • ‘Erving seems to have been a perfect noncustodial parent in regard to child support.’
    • ‘So we have to order child support for the noncustodial parent.’