Legal Issues Concerning Visitation

Divorce proceedings encompass a wide variety of critical issues such as the division of debt, division of property, spousal support and more. When there are children involved in a divorce, spouses must work hard to ensure that their children are not impacted any more than absolutely necessary by the consequences of the new situation. Spouses are encouraged to come to their own agreements regarding visitation rights for non-custodial parents who are not the primary caregiver, or they will risk these decisions being made in family court. It is important to enlist the services of a skilled lawyer if you need to resolve the issue of visitation with your children.

Who makes the decision on visitation?

Visitation rights are important in large part because they allow the non-custodial parent to retain a level of involvement in their children's lives. These agreements can be worked out between spouses as part of an uncontested divorce, although it is possible that visitation can be agreed upon even in the event of a contested divorce. When no agreement can be reached for visitation, the court will take into account a number of different factors to determine the best schedule and frequency of visits. These decisions are made in the courts' perceived best interests of the child. How your case is presented to the court can significantly impact the final decisions regarding custody and visitation.

At Blair & Kim, PLLC, we believe that the children in a divorcing marriage are the most important. Although we can provide expert service and support in negotiating for matters related to division of property, maintenance and others, clients find our services in visitation and child support to be especially helpful. Where the court makes determinations based on all available information, we devise a strategy to pursue your goals with regard to access to your children.

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