After a divorce, the issue of who gets the children can be a difficult one. That’s when a family law attorney can be helpful. Visitation rights is often one of the most difficult issues to resolve during divorce negotiations. The best solution is when both parents have significant time and interactions with the children. It’s important for both parents to play a role in children’s lives. The courts understand this and will always try to enforce a plan where the children are impacted as less as possible. However, finding a parenting plan that both parents agreed on is not easy because emotions run high. A San Diego child visitation lawyer can help manage the situation to achieve a resolution.
Child Custody and Visitation
There are two types of custody: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to the physical parts of raising children: where they live, what they wear, what they eat etc. Legal custody refers to the right to make decisions regarding the child’s health, education, religion, extracurricular activities, and other aspects of the child’s life.
The court may grant joint custody with shared decision-making to both parents. Allowing both parents to have a say is the preferred way. However, custody is not necessarily equal, and one parent may be the primary custodial parent and the other be the non-custodial parent.
One parent may be given sole custody, but in this case, the court usually grants visitation rights to the non-custodial parent. If necessary, the court may require that the visits be supervised. In severe cases where child abuse or domestic violence is involved, the courts may deny visitation completely.
Seek An Experienced San Diego Child Visitation Lawyer
There is a lot to consider before a judge makes his decision so it’s important to have a lawyer to represent our rights. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Andy Cookare experienced in issues regarding family law.