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Ask a Divorce Attorney – Child Visitation Issues

Child Visitation Agreements and Court Orders

Your children deserve and need the love of both parents. The San Diego child custody lawyers at Griffith, Young & Lass 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.

Child visitation is time spent by the children of a relationship with the parent that does not currently have primary custody of the children in a family law matter. The parent with visitation rights is known as the non-custodial parent. A visitation arrangement is referred to as 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 continuing access for the children to the non-custodial 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 as well as many other factors. 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.

For a more detailed discussion of the different types of common visitation arrangements, see the Parenting Plans page of our website.

Call now for a free Consultation with a San Diego Child Custody Lawyer! 858-345-1720

Meet Your Dedicated San Diego Family Attorneys
Family Attorney John N. Griffith, CFLS
Family Attorney John N. Griffith, CFLS

Family Attorney, John N. Griffith, CFLS

John Griffith has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 2009. John is a Certified Family Law Specialist certified as an expert in the area of family law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

858-345-1720
john@gylfamilylaw.com

Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.
Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.

Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.

San Diego family lawyer Catie Young has a wide range of litigation experience. She has worked in civil litigation. She has successfully represented clients in many areas of family law including child support, child custody, divorce and domestic violence. She has a unique approach to each child custody case, so clients of Griffith, Young & Lass tend to gravitate toward her in these cases.

858-345-1720
catie@gylfamilylaw.com

Family Attorney Amy J. Lass, Esq.
Family Attorney Amy J. Lass, Esq.

Family Attorney, Amy J. Lass, Esq.

Amy Lass was born in New York and raised in San Diego, California. Amy graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2003 with a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Enterprise Accounting and went on to earn her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2006. Amy takes a practical and cost considerate approach to the process while striving to balance the emotional needs and objectives of her clients.

858-345-1720
amy@gylfamilylaw.com

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The Typical Divorce Process in California
Discovery of Assets & Obligations (1-3 months)
1 Complaint for Divorce Filed Start of litigation
2 Complaint is Served Varies, but usually shortly after the complaint is filed
3 Answer to Complaint Due 30 days from the date of service
4 Mediation Anytime, but usually after initial discovery
5 Temporary Hearing Usually early in the process
6 Late Case Evaluation / Judicial Hosted Settlement Conference Usually near the end of the case
7 Trial (If Needed) The goal is to settle, but if your case goes to trial, it could take months after the start of litigation.
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