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Child Visitation Attorneys in
Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange County

When children are involved in a divorce, child visitation and custody are a vital topic that must be resolved. Before the separation, each parent enjoyed full custody of the minor children (those under 18 years of age). After the separation, custody of the minor children is divided between the spouses. As a result, the new division result can be a 60/40 time share, 50/50 time share, or it could be divided on some other percentage basis. The parties can agree to an appropriate time share or the court will order a time share that is in the "best interest of the children."

The care and upbringing of children following divorce is often an ongoing source of conflict for divorcing parents. Custody must address both physical custody, or the rights and responsibilities regarding the day-to-day care and activities of their children and legal custody, or the legal rights and responsibilities associated with the child's upbringing. A couple can agree to an arrangement. If no arrangement can be reached, the court determines one for them. Courts are favoring joint ongoing child rearing responsibilities, with the children residing where it is most practical and where they will flourish best.

Divorcing couples often tackle custody and visitation issues as soon as they separate. Courts generally honor any custody agreements divorcing parents reach regarding their children. When custody is contested, most courts will require parents to participate in a mandatory mediation session. If mediation is unsuccessful, the court will determine custody. Though rules differ from state to state, most courts generally reach decisions about custody and visitation after considering what arrangement will serve the best interests of the child.

Except when parties agree otherwise, courts often impose standard visitation and custody orders. A typical visitation schedule allows a non-custodial parent to see the children one night a week, every other weekend and some portion of school and summer holidays. In order to change a court-ordered custody and visitation scheme the parent seeking the modification must show a substantial change in circumstances. Some states will only consider a request for modification within two years of an original custody determination if there is a showing that the child is endangered by the current arrangement. In order to prevent parents from shopping for friendly rulings in different states, some states will only consider custody-related requests if the child has been a resident of the state for six months or longer.

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