Visitation Rights in Mission Viejo

Orange County Family Law Firm

If you have been denied child custody rights, then you may be entitled to visitation rights depending on a number of factors. In California, the best interests and well-being of a child are of the utmost importance. As long as visitation rights would not be detrimental to the best interests of the child then the court must grant the non-custodial parent reasonable visitation.

Some factors to be considered by the court when determining child visitation rights:

  • The child's safety, health and welfare
  • The child's personal preference
  • The child's age, maturity and special needs
  • The parent's physical proximity to the child's primary residence

There are other factors that come into play when a court is deciding visitation rights, but these are some of the more prominent issues. It is important that you have legal assistance in this matter in order to prevent an undesirable outcome of your visitation arrangements. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the custodial parent to make the child available for visitation. Failure to comply with visitation rights is punishable by contempt. In the case that a teenage child refuses to go to visitation with their non-custodial parent through no fault of the custodial parent, although it is their responsibility to make the child available for visitation, it is unclear as to how the parent will be able to force the child to visit.

Why hire The Hunter Law Group?

It is important that you have a lawyer for your visitation case in Mission Viejo. Our firm will be able to help defend your rights in court in order to prevent false accusations by an angry ex-spouse from having any effect on your rights. We will be able to argue your case and fight to help you achieve your goals and desires in y our case. Without the proper representation, you could be left with undesirable visitation rights. For this reason it is imperative that you speak with an Orange County divorce attorney from our firm immediately to begin the process of building a case that will help to maximize your chances of a favorable arrangement for visitation.