Riverside Child Visitation Attorney
How Custody & Visitation Rights Affect a Family
There are two major factors that affect a parent's visitation rights:
"what seems necessary or proper" (CAL. FAM CODE § 3022)
and the "best interest of the child" (CAL. FAM CODE § 3011).
At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, we help parents protect their
rights to visitation before, during, and after the divorce process has
begun. Our clients can
trust the 50+ years of collective legal experience that our Riverside
family lawyers use to find effective resolutions to family law issues.
How Do I Make Visitation Arrangements?
Visitation may be worked out between the two parents. Parents can collaborate
to create a visitation schedule that works in their favor. A family court
will typically uphold these arrangements, as long as it serves the best
interests of the child. In other cases, a judge may intervene and order changes.
The following factors often affect a visitation schedule:
- Location of each parent's residence
- Distance that non-custodial parent lives from child
- Work schedules of each parent
- School schedule of the child
A legitimate visitation agreement requires court approval. This is because the primary goal of the court is to ensure that best interests
of the child are protected in the family arrangement. Deciding on visitation
without court approval can leave parents vulnerable to legal consequences
in the future.
No visitation or custody arrangement is set in stone.
Contact our firm and take action to protect your relationship with your child!
Visitation Rights & Divorce
Depending on the circumstances of a divorce, one or both parents may be
granted custody of children; however, if only one parent is granted
physical custody, the other parent is typically awarded visitation rights.
Visitation grants non-custodial parents the opportunity to spend time with
their children and participate in their upbringing, despite no longer living in the same household.
Parents may not automatically retain rights to visitation. Situations may arise where a non-custodial parent's visitation rights
are at risk of being reduced or revoked. Histories of
domestic violence, substance abuse, or other factors that may be considered detrimental
to a child's well-being could impede a parent's relationship for
years after a divorce procedure has concluded. Discuss your case with a
Riverside divorce attorney today to learn about your visitation rights.
How Visitation Affects Child Support
In many cases, the primary caretaker of the child also receives
child support payments. Non-custodial parent are often required to pay child support to the other
parent. Because child support is a court order, there are legal consequences
for failing to make these payments and abide by the order.
Child support payments are determined by several factors, including:
- The number of children
- The needs of the children
- Yearly income of both parents
It is important for child support payments to reflect the needs and interests
of the entire family. A skilled visitation rights lawyer may guide you
through the process of taking legal action. Petitioning a court to reevaluate
the order may allow the payments to better reflect your financial circumstances.
Assert Your Parental Rights - Call 951-687-6003
As each parent moves on in their separate lives, they may undergo many
changes to their lifestyles and schedules that make existing
custody and visitation arrangements unmanageable. Petitioning a court to modify
these arrangements is the first step to protecting your relationship with
your children. With the help of a Riverside family law attorney, the process
does not have to be a hassle.
Trying to resolve a visitation issue outside of court or without legal
counsel may only create more trouble for you and your family.
Attorney Danica Hanich is a board-certified family law specialist with
14+ years of exclusive practice in family law. Her skills and experience as a legal specialist work to the advantage of
our clients who face complex legal issues involving visitation rights.