In the State of California, visitation is an issue that must be dealt with during each child custody proceeding. Divorces can take an emotional toll on children and the entire family. California law encourages both parents to be able to spend time with the child and to maintain a healthy relationship. Custody and visitation rights in California are most often concerned with putting the child first at all times.

Visitation Order Types

When a child lives with just one parent most of the time, the other parent has visitation. Sometimes a judge will give both parents joint legal custody of the child, but not joint physical custody itself. This means that both parents have the right to make decisions regarding the child’s education, welfare, and health. However, the children themselves live with just one parent. There are three different types of visitation orders that a judge can give:

  1. Visitation: The parent who has the children less than half of the time has visitation. Detailed visitation plans help the parents as well as the child to avoid conflict.
  2. Supervised visitation: Sometimes the court will require that the child has a supervising adult when visiting the parent that has visitation. This Is because of the child’s safety or welfare.
  3. No Visitation: If visiting with the parent would be harmful to the child, the judge will order no visitation. This typically occurs in child abuse or domestic violence cases.

Talk to an Experienced Family Lawyer Today

Problems and legal issues can occur with visitation, so it’s important to hire an experienced family lawyer who can represent you. A California family lawyer from The Monterrosa Firm can represent you when you need legal help the most. To learn more, call us today!