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.
Can You Deny Your Ex Visitation?
If the court has already issued your ex-spouse visitation rights, it is in your best interest not to deny him or her the rights. Violating a court order, such as one giving your ex-spouse rights to visit your children, can have serious consequences and lead to criminal contempt. However, for cases in which you may strongly believe that your child should not be spending time with your ex because of safety or health concerns, you should contact a family lawyer about your options to petition a modification.
Why hire The Hunter Law Group?
It is important that you have a lawyer for your visitation case in Mission Viejo. Our firm has more than 30 combined years of experience and is more than capable of helping defend your rights in court. We can 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. Contact us to schedule a confidential consultation today.
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