If you find yourself asking, " How do I Arrange Child Visitation? ". The easiest way to arrange child visitation is by discussing a plan with the other party. If you are able to reach an amicable agreement regarding visitation with the other side without court intervention this is preferable. This is helpful because without court intervention both sides are able to keep costs down. In addition, a visitation schedule can be developed more quickly.
Visitation schedules should keep in mind what the child's best interests are. For instance, if the child is currently enrolled in a school where all of their friends are they may want to remain in the same school. Further, housing, childcare, finances and all other basic care needs should also be considered. Sometimes families will choose to have visitations every other week or will decide that one parent will have the child during the week and the other on the weekend.
If the judge is required to hear your case and make a decision on visitation all factors will be considered. Furthermore, the judge will also take into consideration holiday visitation schedules as well. The judge may order that the families alternate visitation on holidays. It is important to work things out with the other side if the two of you have a certain visitation schedule that you prefer. Depending on the age of the children this may have an impact on the decision a judge will make in regards to the visitation orders.
For further clarification regarding family law and child visitation schedules please contact a family law attorney. Please call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation!