When you or your spouse decide to divorce, visitation must be worked out between you and your ex. Child visitation during divorce is a huge concern. If you are unable to work out a temporary visitation schedule while the divorce process is in progress, you may need a temporary visitation schedule to be determined by a judge. It is easier if you and your ex are able to reach an agreement on the visitation without court intervention. In addition, there are several factors you will want to consider when arranging your child visitation schedule. Factors to consider when establishing your visitation order are the age of your children, location of your child's school, extracurricular activities and proximity between your home and the other parties home.
Moreover, you will want to figure out if supervised visitations are in the best interest of your children. For instance, if you are experiencing domestic violence in your home it is a good idea to seek supervised visitations. When speaking with an attorney you will want to request additional information regarding restraining orders. If you decide to retain an attorney they will assist you in requesting a protective order, or restraining order from the judge in court.
Lastly, if restraining orders are not in place it is important to encourage your children to have communication with the other party. For example, allowing them to speak with their other parent on the phone, through email, or through text is important. Regardless of the issues you have with their parent, it is important to not bring your children into the disputes.
Some family attorneys offer discounts or flexible payment plans depending on your circumstances. When attending your first initial consult it is important to inquire regarding payment options that may be available to you. For further information regarding child visitation and divorce please contact your local family law attorney. Please call Yanez & Associates for your free initial consultation at 714-971-8000. We look forward to assisting you with your visitation or divorce matter.