Child custody is a highly contentious aspect of divorce. The thought of not being able to see their child every day can be highly distressing to a parent who is already dealing with other difficult divorce issues. However, a well-drafted visitation schedule can help ease some of the pain a non-custodial parent may be facing.
If you would like legal guidance through a case involving visitation rights, we urge you to contact our San Diego child custody attorneys at Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC. Because we are backed by 200+ years of collective legal experience, we are equipped with the skills needed to fight for your rights. Schedule a consultation today and find out how we can help.
Call us at (858) 492-7968 to consult with an attorney about visitation rights.
Establishing Visitation Rights in California
Our family law attorneys represent parents as they negotiate and establish visitation rights. In California, the Courts take the position that children have a right to continue a relationship with both parents, and that both parents have a right to spend time with their children and participate in their upbringing. This is the legal assumption in most cases, except those in which one parent is deemed to be a danger to their child. Ultimately, custody and visitation decisions are made based on the best interests of the child.
When deciding on visitation, the court may take the following into consideration:
- Each parent’s relationship with the child
- The living and financial situation of each parent
- The age and health of the child, as well as both parents
- Each parent’s willingness to support the other's relationship with the child
- Continuity (disrupting the child’s routine as little as possible)
- Any evidence of substance abuse or domestic violence
Putting 200+ Years of Experience to Work for You
When parents are able to come to an agreement about visitation, the process can go smoothly. However, because many parents run into disagreements over exactly how much time should be allotted to the non-custodial parent, it often becomes necessary to involve an experienced child custody lawyer who can help create a parenting plan to submit to the courts for approval. Our firm represents both custodial and non-custodial parents in these matters.
Your children are your top priority, and decisions about their upbringing should never be taken lightly. If you are considering a divorce, turn to Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC for compassionate representation. Known as San Diego’s Family Law Experts®, we have helped many families resolve their family law issues favorably and have earned the trust of both our peers and our clients. We encourage you to contact us today to schedule an appointment with an attorney.
Call (858) 492-7968 today to get started. Our San Diego visitation attorneys are ready to assist you.
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Erik Moore Founding Partner & Board Certified Expert in Family Law
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