San Fernando Valley Visitation Lawyers
Parental Visitation Rights in California
If you are going through a divorce or legal separation and need to work out child custody and a visitation schedule, it may be possible to create an innovative plan that works best for you, your spouse, and your children. It is often helpful to resolve these matters out of court, as it is less time consuming and expensive.
At Cutter & Lax Attorneys at Law, our visitation lawyers in the San Fernando Valley can effectively represent your interests either in negotiations with your spouse or in court—whatever is necessary to better protect your rights and interests.
What are Your Visitation Rights if Your Are the Non-Custodial Parent
If you are the non-custodial parent of a child or children, you can seek specific visitation rights that will enable you to spend time with your children. Our firm is experienced in representing both parties in these matters, including the parent seeking visitation and the custodial parent seeking to deny or limit visitation.
When the court becomes involved in these matters, the judge will make a ruling based upon a number of factors, all of which add up to what is determined to be “in the best interests of the child.” Having a competent lawyer at your side is very helpful in ensuring that your side of the story is effectively communicated to the judge and that you and your child’s interests are properly represented.
Visitation Schedules California
For children, change is extremely difficult. No matter how young or how old a child may be, change can be hard. In heated domestic law disputes, such as divorce or annulment, it is always important to keep your child's best interests in mind. In cases like child custody and child support, visitation rights are just as important. In an ideal world, children would have the privilege of interacting with both parents through a visitation schedule. Working with an experienced and compassionate San Fernando Valley visitation attorney can help ensure a fair visitation schedule is established and agreed upon.
Like any family law case, fairness must be achieved for the benefit of your family and yourself. It is always helpful to remember that the way you and your partner act towards one another will have an effect on your children. If you and your domestic spouse cannot agree on a visitation schedule, our knowledgeable lawyers can use over 30 years of experience to help resolve the issue and seek a solution that keeps in mind the best interests of your family.
Various studies have shown that children flourish and develop best when given constant and consistent interaction with both parents. Children should not be denied this simply because of a divorce or separation between parents. We understand that every family is unique and has certain circumstances that may complicate child custody, and joint visitation may not be the most safe or ideal of conditions.
Sometimes, based entirely on issues of safety, security, or protection of your child, a judge will order that a child can only have contact with a parent when a court specified, neutral third-party is present during the visitation. This type of court order is called "supervised visitation."
Supervised, monitored visitation may be ordered by a judge for a variety of reasons, including:
- A need to protect the child
- A child wishes not to see the parent without supervision
- History of drug and / or alcohol abuse
- History of child abuse or neglect
- History of family or domestic violence
- To give the visiting parent an opportunity to express or address certain private issues
- To help introduce or reintroduce an absent parent
- Parenting concerns, such as emotional or mental illnesses
- When there is a potential threat of parental abduction
If you feel that your child's mother or father may not be taking good care of your child in your absence, you must protect them from danger by speaking to a lawyer immediately. At Cutter & Lax Attorneys at Law, we use more than 30 years of experience to help protect you and your child from a potential harmful or unsafe environment.
Consult Our San Fernando Valley Visitation Attorneys
Cutter & Lax Attorneys at Law offers a free consultation to discuss your matter. We are dedicated to our clients’ future wellbeing. If you are facing an issue regarding visitation rights, do not hesitate to contact our firm.
Call (818) 839-2533 today!