In a divorce, visitation rights of your child will need to be determined. If both parties cannot reach an amicable agreement regarding visitation schedules then the court will need to intervene.
When the court determines visitation rights they will consider what is in the best interest of the child. They will place the child dependent on what will be the best living situation for the child. In addition, both parents are likely to receive custody of the child unless their is a chance the visitation with either parent will be harmful to the child.
Furthermore, the courts will do their best to create a visitation schedule that allows for the child to have frequent contact with both parents. The courts feel that contact with both parents will benefit the child and help them with stability after a divorce.
Additionally, the court may impose some sort of regulations if they feel that the child is not safe with one of the parents. Courts will at times order supervised visitations if they feel it is necessary to ensure the safety of the child. Furthermore, the courts will take into account the childs age and perhaps preference voiced by the child.
For further information regarding visitation rights and family law please contact Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation!