About Visitation Rights
San Diego Family Lawyer
Child custody and visitation are two of the most highly disputed issues in situations of
divorce. Visitation rights affect married people and couples who were never married at all. In a majority of situations, parents agree to a parenting plan in which split weeks, every other week, or weekends are scheduled for visitation.
The attorneys at Claery & Green represent clients in determining visitation in situations where divorce has transferred physical custody to a former spouse or domestic partner. In cases where visitation has been denied by a custodial parent or where visitation needs to be established, a San Diego family lawyer from our firm can work closely with the court to ensure visitation is granted.
What factors are considered in visitation?
Whether your son or daughter is an infant, toddler, or teenager, we can help you with all aspects of visitation matters. Being able to spend time with your child is something very important to your life, as well as the life of your child, and our lawyers recognize how serious these situations can be. Many clients come to our attorneys curious about what their chances are of receiving visitation rights to their children. There are many factors that can impact visitation, including the following:
- Whether or not either parent has a criminal record.
- Whether or not you have been convicted of DUI or a drug offense.
- If you have ever been convicted of a sexual offense.
- If there are any instances of alcohol or drug addictions in your past.
These factors will not automatically ruin your chances of obtaining visitation, but they can affect what the court will permit as far as your visitation rights. For example, a DUI conviction may prevent you from being permitted to driving with your children in the car. A skilled attorney from our team can work tirelessly to prove that you are fit as a parent and will be willing to work with the courts to make sure you are allowed visitation with your child. For more information about your visitation rights, contact a San Diego divorce attorney at Claery & Green to discuss your situation.