Divorce is a difficult process to undergo for both parties. It is more difficult when there are minor children in the midst of the fight. Parents often feel as if they will be robbed of valuable time spent with their children if they are not awarded primary physical custody. It is important to realize that a parent can protect their rights to visitation and custody both during the divorce as well as after the divorce is final. A divorce lawyer can help you secure primary physical custody of your child.
It is highly advisable to establish visitation through a court order so as to protect your rights, as a parent, to see your children. In California, the courts take many things into consideration when deciding the type and duration of visitation with the child’s best interest at the core of their focus. Courts take into consideration the following:
- How closely the parents live to each other
- The wishes of the child
- The living conditions of the non-custodial parent
- The role of the parents in the life of the child
Parents can go about obtaining a court established order granting visitation in a number of ways. They can make an agreement, known as a stipulation, wherein both parents create an agreed upon schedule and have the courts establish it as an order. Otherwise, the parents can request a court hearing where the courts will decide and establish a visitation schedule with the child’s best interest in mind.
The divorce lawyers of Wallin & Klarich have helped many parents go through the strenuous process of divorce to secure primary physical custody. With law offices in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles and Orange County, Wallin & Klarich will be able to assist you wherever you live. Call us now at 888-749-7428. We will be there when you call.