Trusted Pasadena Visitation Lawyers
We Can Help Fight for Your Right to Parenting Time
If you have children that you do not have custody of and want to build a relationship with them, you may be able to seek visitation rights. As a parent, you deserve to spend time with your children, and your children deserve to maintain a relationship with you. At Gille Law Group, our family lawyers are dedicated to helping parents without custody reach an agreeable resolution for parenting time.
Our senior attorney, Christine Gille, is board certified in family law. All of our attorneys are experienced in custody and visitation. Our firm is committed to excellence and is proud to represent families through complicated and emotional visitation matters.
When you work with our team, you can feel confident that your case will be handled with the compassion and proficiency that you need and deserve.
Know Your Options for Visitation
Whether you are a non-custodial parent seeking visitation or a custodial parent concerned about your children's relationship with your ex-spouse, it is important that you understand what options are available to you. You and your ex can either agree to a visitation arrangement or a judge who will make a decision according to the best interests of your children.
Types of visitation orders include:
- Fixed visitation
- Reasonable visitation
- Supervised visitation
- No visitation
A "no visitation" order would be granted only in cases where the court finds that time spent with one parent would have harmful effects on the child's well-being. This requires substantial evidence that it is not in the best interest of the children to have visitation.
Fixed vs. Reasonable Visitation
Depending on your relationship with your ex-spouse and how well the two of you will be able to communicate and collaborate, a court may grant an order for either a fixed or reasonable visitation schedule. In fixed visitation, a set and detailed schedule is planned for days and times the non-custodial parent will spend with the children. The goal of a fixed visitation order is to mitigate conflict between parents whose relationship is volatile and ensures that the non-custodial parent will get to spend time with his or her kids without meeting resistance.
However, if the relationship between the parents is amicable enough that they are capable of working together without conflict, a reasonable visitation order may be granted. This is essentially an open-ended agreement that allows the parents to work out their own schedules. A reasonable visitation schedule requires parents to be flexible and rational in making decisions; any disagreement can cause conflict that can negatively impact both the parents and children.
In certain cases, supervised visitation with the non-custodial parent may be required. This means the non-custodial parent will spend time with the children under supervision of the custodial parent, a trusted adult, or an appointed agent. Supervised visitation is typically required in cases of domestic abuse, mental illness, or kidnapping threats. However, it can also create a comfortable environment for visiting parents who have had little relationship with their children.
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Our team of Pasadena divorce attorneys at Gille Law Group has made it our mission to be aggressive and dedicated advocates for parents seeking relationships with their children. As a parent, you deserve to spend time with your children and have the right to take action if your ex-spouse is being difficult or stubborn. The best interests of you and your children are our top priority, and we can take the time to ensure that your family's unique needs are met.
Call our team for your initial case evaluation!