Carlsbad Child Visitation Attorneys
Child Visitation Agreements in San Diego County
Your children deserve and need the love of both parents, even if you’ve
mutually decided to end your relationship. At
Griffith, Young & Lass, we can help you find a plan that serves the best interests of your children.
We can also help you protect your children in the event that the other
parent seeks to take your children away or if the other parent is putting
your children at risk.
Contact our GYL team of Carlsbad visitation lawyers to learn more about
your custody and visitation options. Dial
(858) 371-5569 or
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Types of Child Visitation Plans
The parent who does
not have primary custody of the children is referred to as the noncustodial
parent and will instead be granted visitation rights to ensure they can
maintain regular contact with their children. A visitation arrangement
is also referred to as a co-parenting plan and can be entered into by
agreement of the parents or by court order.
There are many different types of visitation plans, most of which include
frequent and continual access between the children and the noncustodial
parent. Regular weekly visits are supplemented by extended vacation visits,
as well as shared holidays with the custodial parent. Visitation schedules
vary depending on the age of the children and many other factors.
Common visitation orders are:
Visitation according to a schedule: A court-ordered visitation plan that details the specific dates, times,
and holidays that children will spend visiting the noncustodial parent.
Reasonable visitation: An open-ended order that allows parents to work out visitation times on
their own, assuming doing so still allows for regular visits between the
noncustodial parent and the children.
Supervised visitation: If visits with the noncustodial parent could pose a threat to the children’s
safety and well-being, visitation will be permitted only under supervision
from the custodial parent, another adult, or a professional agency.
No visitation: If visits with the noncustodial parent are deemed to be physically or
emotionally damaging to the children, no visitation will be permitted.
Most of the time, visitation gradually increases over time as the children
grow older and become more independent. The ultimate goal in any co-parenting
plan is to come up with something that works best for the children and
parents and ensures that the children are able to have healthy and functioning
relationships with both parents.