Parenting Time (Visitation) Attorneys in Granite Bay, Calfornia
Some of the most pressing concerns that people with kids have are what impact their separation will have on their children and the relationships they have with their children. It could be the most important and contested aspect of your case and it is also one of the most difficult to successfully navigate.
Determining which parent will have physical custody and legal custody of the children can be a complicated issue with many factors that the court must take into consideration. It is up to you to show the court which factors are most important to your family, and to ensure that the court makes a decision that you believe to be in the best interests of your children. The determination of physical custody will set the stage for your discussions on parenting time arrangements.
Parenting time can take many forms and involve a myriad of complex timeshares. Having an attorney who understands your schedule and has the ability to craft creative parenting plans is key to ensuring that you see the children as much as possible. Having the kids when you have time to be with them is crucial to maintain a strong connection with them.
The Attorneys at Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP will help you craft a plan that includes pick-up and drop-off times and locations, a detailed holiday schedule, and help you to anticipate any future issues with parenting time and plan for necessary changes as your children get older. An experienced attorney helping you to create a detailed and specific plan reduces confusion and makes visitation expectations clear so as to avoid any unnecessary future conflicts.
The courts often rely on the expertise of a court-appointed mediator to assist them in assessing the best interests of the child or children. When you file your motion you will be scheduled to see the mediator, who is a licensed marriage and family counselor and whose services are paid for by the court. The mediation appointment will be with both parents and sometimes the children – no attorneys will be present. The mediator’s goal is to assist the parents in reaching an agreement that they could present to the court. If an agreement is not reached, however, then the mediator will prepare a recommendation that will be sent to both parents and the Court. The attorneys at Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP can help you prepare for the mediation appointment and can help you understand the report and how best to respond to it at your next court appearance.
Our team has helped many clients navigate this challenging aspect of divorce. If you have any questions about visitation or parenting time please contact our family law attorneys.