Child Visitation | San Diego Family Law Blog
Visitation, also known as time-share, is a plan by which parents share time with their children. Visitation terms are included in a divorce decree. Reasonable visitation orders are typically open-ended and allow parents to work out between them when the child will be with each parent. To make reasonable visitation work for everyone concerned, parents must always put the needs and interests of the child first.
Parenting a teenager can be challenging in the best of situations, but divorced parents are presented with a unique set of issues. Arranging visitation time can be difficult, since your child will likely be focusing on friends, sports, love, and growing up instead of spending time with their parents. But that doesn’t mean there are not a variety of strategies and practices that can help preserve your relationship with your child.
Though the San Diego family court tries to split custody between divorcing parents as equally as it can, sometimes, one parent will get primary physical custody. That means the non-custodial parent will receive one of these four types of visitation arrangements. If you have questions about your custody arrangement, please contact Huguenor Mattis, A.P.C., at (858) 458-9500.read more
Modern life has changed dramatically in just the last ten years or so. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a time without smartphones, Wi-Fi, Google Maps, and movies and television on demand. read more
Child custody issues can be even more difficult during the holidays. Having a clear schedule for each parent can help make the holidays less frustrating for everyone, and keep the focus where it ought to be: your children.read more
Family law statutes can be hard to understand, and when you are fighting for custody of a child, you will need someone to advocate on your behalf. Cases involving parents and multiple guardians can become complicated, especially if a parent suddenly emerges after a long absence to reassert his or her rights. Continue reading to learn more about how child custody rulings are impacted by the parental presumption argument.
When it comes to relationships, few are more important than the ones you have with your children. This often becomes apparent during divorce proceedings, and the court will strive to ensure a fair custody agreement between two parents. However, many things go into determining child custody and visitation, and any parent going through a divorce should be aware of these factors. If you and your child are currently struggling with visitation orders, you may find the following information to be helpful.
One of the most important factors regarding school changes involves custody. In general, if a parent has sole custody, he or she is responsible for making all choices regarding the child. Since the other parent does not have custody, he or she will not be allowed to make any decisions about the child’s schooling.
This is a fairly simple principle, but issues are more complex when parents or guardians share custody. When this occurs, other factors will naturally come into play.
Divorce is a difficult situation if there are children involved. Knowing your rights and responsibilities concerning divorce law can help make the process easier for you and your loved ones.
Types of Child Custody in California
There are two types of child custody in California law, legal and physical custody. Physical custody is having the right to live with the children who are under your custody. Joint physical custody allows both parents, in separate households, to have the right to live with their children. A parent who has sole physical custody has the only right to live with his or her children.read more
This is the next post in my series discussing issues that should be considered prior to negotiating an uncontested California divorce. My last post discussed why it is important to have a plan regarding your health insurance following a divorce. In this post I will be discussing how many parents make the mistake of creating child visitation plans are not specific enough and how this often leads to additional hearings in San Diego Family Courts.