Securing Child Visitation And 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 visitation attorney in Los Angeles. At Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation, I can help you obtain court orders to support your family’s unique circumstances. I am attorney Steven Stolar, and I 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 me about your visitation and parenting time matter? Call me at 310-800-2132.
Can Child Custody And 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, such as the following:
- 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 these activities.
- 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? My Firm 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. My 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
Design A Customized Parenting Plan
Discover your rights and options as your child custody and visitation case is under discussion. Request an initial consultation with me in my Beverly Hills law office or in a web conference. Call my office at 310-800-2132 or send an email inquiry today for more information.