Visitation & Parenting Rights
Securing Child Visitation & Parenting Time in Los Angeles
When parents separate, children who are fortunate enough to retain contact
with both parents will most likely travel between households on a regular
basis. In rare cases, parents allow children to remain in place while
the parents move in and out. Joint custody also sounds like a good idea,
and many couples attempt it. However, practical considerations typically
dictate that a child will have a stable home with one parent most of the
time while visiting the other.
Whether you are seeking to establish a workable custody and visitation
plan or modify an existing parenting time schedule, it is essential that
you consult with an experienced family law attorney in Los Angeles, CA.
At Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation, we can help you obtain court orders to support
your family's unique circumstances. We have the necessary skills and
experience to create solutions that will work with the reality of your
life and your family's life.
Wish to tell us about your visitation and parenting time matter? Call us
at (310) 984-1411.
Can Child Custody & Visitation Orders Be Modified?
California family law requires the courts to focus on the best interests
of a child in issuing custody orders. A parent, unless judged unfit, is
entitled to frequent and continuing visitation. Perhaps you and your child's
other parent already agree on a workable and beneficial child custody
and visitation arrangement. In many cases, every other weekend plus alternate
years of holidays with the noncustodial parent is a typical visitation schedule.
However, there are many reasons for seeking a modification:
- A child may not be doing well in school in the area where the primary custodial
parent lives, and the idea of moving the child to try a different school
may seem natural.
- Either parent may be going through changes in circumstances such as remarriage.
For many reasons, it may seem best to change the custody and visitation plan.
- A teenager may start to work part-time, participate in school activities
or become more interested in a developing social life. The teenager may
express a preference to alter custody and visitation arrangements to accommodate
- A parent who is temporarily deployed in the military may seek to allow
their parents or other relatives assume care of children during scheduled
visitation periods until he or she returns. Upon return, they may request
to resume regular arrangements.
Need a Re-Entry Visitation Plan? We Can Help!
When a parent, however, has missed visitation over a long period of the
child's life, an abrupt resumption may be emotionally risky for the
child. Our firm has helped parents work out re-entry plans that protect
the emotional welfare of the children as well as parental rights.
A plan might include a variety of terms, including:
- Supervised visitation
- Required counseling
- Restrictions on transporting the child
- A schedule that, if all goes well, gradually increases the length of parental visits