Establishing Visitation Rights
The best visitation agreement will be the one that works in the child’s best interest in not only the court’s eyes, but the parents’ eyes as well. The parent who is granted time with their child or children less than half the time is considered to have visitation, and the visitation agreement details how the parents will share time with the children. The more detailed the visitation plan is, the less potential there will be for conflicts and confusion.
Types of Visitation
Visitation orders can vary depending on each family’s situation. The best interests of the children are always the priority, so oftentimes the type of visitation order will be altered depending on the situation of the parents following a separation or divorce. Types of visitation agreements parents can seek are:
- Regular scheduled visitation
- Reasonable visitation
- Supervised visitation
- Overnight visitation
- Zero visitation
In order to determine the best type of visitation for a child, the court will not only consider each parent’s status, history and capabilities, but also defining characteristics of the child such as age of child, health of child, emotional ties established between each parent and the child, and the physical ties the child has established where he or she has lived.
Contact a San Jose Family Attorney Today
If you or someone you know is struggling with a visitation agreement issue as a result of a divorce, our family lawyers at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. have experience dealing with cases like this. There are many factors that go into establishing a legally sound visitation agreement, and one of our friendly San Jose area attorneys can assist you through the process. Contact us today at (408) 296-4100 so you can move forward with a visitation agreement that works best for you and your family’s situation.