Going through a divorce or breakup when children are around can be difficult. There is much to consider, but the courts will ultimately decide custody and visitation based on what is best for the children involved. Understanding these different types of visitation and custody before going into the process is important. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of visitation and how Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help you out.
Reasonable visitation is when there is no set visitation schedule. The visitation is open-ended, allowing parents to work out the details amongst themselves. While the freedom and flexibility this provides are nice, it does not work for every situation. In fact, this type of visitation is only granted in situations where the parents get along with each other and can communicate well.
Visitation According to a Schedule
Visitation accordingly to a schedule is the most common type. This is for parents that do not have a civil relationship or that simply want to have every spelled out for them. This type of visitation provides details on how weeks, weekends, holidays, and vacations will be split.
The court always tries to allow parents to see their children, but in some instances, a parent cannot be trusted to have the child on their own. This is when the court will step in and grant supervised visitation. This means the other parent needs to have someone—either an approved family member or a third-party individual—present when they visit with their child.
Finally, a court can in some instances grant no visitation. This is reserved for serious instances when the parent is considered a danger to the child. It is often a case of violence or abuse where the child would be harmed—mentally or physically—if they were forced to spend time with their other parent.
If you need help navigating the world of child visitation, contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP today.
It’s never easy trying to draft a child custody schedule or visitation agreement that makes everyone happy. However, the courts will determine these based on what is in the best interest of the child. If you need help fighting for your right to spend time with your child, Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to fight for your rights to help you secure the best outcome possible. Give us a call today at 909-482-1422 to schedule your initial consultation.
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