Protect Your Rights with the Help of Our Child Visitation Attorneys
In cases of divorce where the court decided against joint custody and has awarded sole custody to one parent, the other parent is usually granted visitation rights. Unfortunately, due to scheduling issues or other complications, conflicts may arise. When parents can settle on agreeable visitation terms, the child can greatly benefit because the presence of both parents in a child's life is critical to his or her growth and well-being. The child visitation attorneys at Rombro & Associates in Manhattan Beach, CA, have represented clients in many child custody cases and can help you make well-informed decisions to reach an optimal visitation agreement. If you are involved in a divorce and are trying to gain custody or visitation rights, contact Rombro & Associates today.
Common Sources of Conflict Between Parents
While an inability to resolve conflicts is often one of the many reasons couples get divorced, these conflicts can also continually arise throughout the divorce process. Sadly, when children are involved in the process, they can often be used as a bargaining chip for parents. Some of the conflicts that may arise during the divorce and custody processes include:
- Scheduling conflicts
- Unwillingness to cooperate between parents
- Overwhelming negative emotions
- Distrust between parents
- Grudges and resentments over past conflicts
- A desire to punish the other parent
How Visitation is Determined
The court is responsible for determining child visitation terms. The court bases its decision on factors that are in the child’s best interests. Some of these factors may include the child’s health and safety⏤especially if there are signs or evidence of abuse⏤and the child's emotional and developmental needs. If the noncustodial has a history of drug or alcohol abuse, or has demonstrated any other high risk behavior, the court might order supervised visitation.
The court will also take into consideration how involved each parent is in the child’s life and the level of stability the parent can provide. The parent that keeps the family home in the property division of the divorce can commonly receive full custody of the child. This allows a degree of continuity for the child, as he or she can continue going to the same school and can maintain existing friendships. A court’s visitation order may also include visitation rights for the child’s grandparents.
Fixed Visitation Schedules
Fixed visitation schedules are often set forth by the court when the parents are uncooperative. A fixed schedule can also provide a level of continuity and routine for the child. These schedules can vary greatly. Some fixed visitation schedules may give the non-custodial parent visitation on certain weeknights or every other weekend. The court can schedule the times that visitation is to take place as well as dictate the place where visitations are to occur.
The child visitation attorneys at Rombro & Associates can help you make well-informed decisions to reach an optimal visitation agreement.
Necessity of a Skilled Child Visitation Attorney
Divorce and child custody cases are highly complex and each case is unique. You will need an attorney on your side to protect your visitation rights. Our attorneys have been in practice for more than 30 years and have had personal experience with divorce. They understand what you are experiencing and will help you through the process with compassion and exemplary legal skill.
Secure Your Visitation Rights
If you are going through a divorce and custody battle, the attorneys at Rombro & Associates can help. Call our office at (310) 545-1900 or contact us online to meet with one of our attorneys and discuss your case. We can help you secure your visitation rights so you can continue to be involved in your child's life.
“I am very satisfied with Roger Rombro service. I now have more time with my kids and enjoying every bit of it. Not many attorneys you will find that truly cares about your issues. Roger sincerely does. Thank you so much Roger and team!” - Cash