Children Focused Issues
Separation and divorce can be difficult for children. Going through such times can be incredibly sad, confusing, and stressful for the children. There are several issues surrounding them such as matters of child custody/visitation, parentage, relocations, support, and several other issues. Parents always want their children to have the best life.
However, in tough situations like this, it is important to contact our California based competent family law attorney.
Child custody and child visitation are sensitive matters when it comes to separation and divorce cases and they must be dealt with seriously since the mental health of both the spouses and their children is involved.
Child custody and child visitation go hand in hand.
Judges usually prefer that both the spouses decide the visitation schedule together, however, if they are not unable to do so, only then the court will interfere. Oftentimes mediation is a way to resolve such issues.
The results of mediation then become a binding agreement and the parties must follow it. Judges usually prefer that the spouses come to the decisions on their own because then there is less likelihood of the need for a modification.
According to the public policy in California, it is confirmed that the children must be allowed to have frequent contact with both the parent after their separation or dissolution of parents.
If the parents are unable to agree on a parenting plan for the children, the court will decide. The legal standard is always the child’s “best interest.”
There are some factors to consider when determining child custody in California. They are:
- Whether the parent will allow the other parent to frequently visit the children.
- The child’s wishes will be considered when the child is of a certain age.
- Domestic violence history
- Drug use history
It must be kept in mind that both the parents must be given time with their children, provided that the parents are keeping the children safe.
- Giving birth to the said child.
- Use of reproductive techniques
Rights of Grandparents
It is crucial to note that in cases that involve legal issues such as legal separation, divorce, paternity, and other family law problems, they are not limited to parents and children only, instead the rights of grandparents are also involved. For example, in divorce cases, grandparents feel excluded from their grandchildren’s lives. This is incredibly unfair to them and damages the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. In California, grandparents have certain legal rights and they cannot be denied. Thus, if you are a grandparent and feel that your legal rights are being denied, then get in contact with us.
Hire our attorney to protect the interests of your children
So, what are you waiting for? Get in contact with our highly skilled and experienced attorneys who have dealt with several cases of this nature. Discuss your case with our attorney today in order to reach a favorable decision in the case.