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Visitation Rights in Orange County

Child visitation rights is an approach that does not give a parent all of the rights associated with child custody but does give that parent the opportunity to spend time with their child or children. Sometimes, the Court deems this is the best action in keeping with the "best interests of the child" when the parent has had a history of drugs or alcohol abuse, domestic violence, is in prison or on probation, is in an unsuitable living arrangement for a child or other barriers to custody. Visitation also may be supervised or unsupervised - whatever the Court deems more appropriate.

If you are facing the issue of child visitation in Orange County, Attorney Marc E. Mitzner is committed to guide you through the process. He has over two decades of experience in pursuing all types of child visitation arrangements.

The Necessity of Keeping Visitation Records

It should be noted that even in supervised visitation, these visitation periods may increase over time or be modified. For that reason it is well for both parents to keep a record of the length and quality of each visit.

In Orange County, the time that a parent shares with their child may be an important ingredient when child support and visitation rights are being calculated or considered. Because of this, it is suggested that parents keep records such as in a notebook, calendar or diary detailing these timeframes. When or if the Orange County Court may need to establish or change the order regarding visitation, child custody or child support - theses records may greatly affect the outcome of your case.

Stepped-Up Visitation

Sometimes in cases of paternity or other cases where the child has not had the opportunity in the beginning of their lives to know and be in the presence of one of their parents, stepped-up visitation is appropriate. It is a way to define the visitation on an increasing gradient of time spent with that parent. In this manner the Orange County Court assures that the child will be slowly introduced to the parent and the parent will be eased into the parenting situation. Stepped - up visitation usually starts with only an hour or two per week. Then the process is monitored with the ideal being, the time spent is gradually increased until a standard arrangement is reached. We are experienced in assisting clients through this process of stepped up visitation.

No matter what form of visitation you are seeking, attorney Marc E. Mitzner is committed to ease the way and help you attain your visitation goals. Contact us today for your free evaluation!

Holidays and Visitation

Another area, where otherwise amicable parents can find visitations schedules increasingly difficult, is holidays. The beginning and the end of the holiday needs to be defined in your agreement. This is an area that can create a great deal of grief and conflict if not understood and laid out properly in the language of the visitation.

Another aspect of holiday visitation encompasses transportation. Especially for those parents who live States apart. The agreement must address air travel and other transportation. Who is responsible for the airfare? Who may pick the children up, who may drop them off? The more detailed and clear the better for all concerned.

Obtain a Newport Beach Family Law Attorney for Guidance

It should be noted that the best way to arrange a visitation schedule is for the two parents to sit down calmly with each other - and with the best interests of the child in mind - work out a schedule that is fair and equitable. Present it to the judge, who will usually approve it and it will become legally binding. If one can do so, in this manner, the schedule should represent the best scenario possible. After all, no judge can know and understand your family's needs more than you.

The process of going through a divorce can be particularly difficult, especially given the fact that no one is perfect and everyone is prone to making mistakes. And even well-meaning parents who are getting along fine through the dissolution phase of their marriage can make mistakes in setting out "the rules" of visitation-which in turn can start to create a friction. First and foremost, it should be written and agreed upon - in detail - as much as possible. Leaving parts of the agreement "open "or "general," are usually the beginnings of misunderstandings and upsets.

Get Help from The Law Offices of Marc E. Mitzner

These are just a few suggestions on how to diffuse potential conflicts in a visitation agreement. What is needed in this situation is to engage a knowledgeable Newport Beach family attorney who knows visitation law and family law has had experience helping other families. With a caring and concerned Newport Beach family lawyer by your side, huge mistakes in setting out visitation schedules may be avoided.

It is worth the effort to hire a professional to avoid the pitfalls. Otherwise, the visitation "annoyances" can escalate tensions or create conflicts that were not there before. With the most dramatic situation being, some instances where the parental conflict is so high, parents are ordered to go to the police station every time there is an exchange of the child from parent to parent.

Contact The Law Offices of Marc E. Mitzner as soon as possible and see how we can help! Call (949) 910-0437 today for a free consultation.