Arranging the perfect child visitation schedule is key to helping you maintain a strong and lasting relationship with your child(ren) in the aftermath of a divorce case. Speaking to your Scottsdale child custody lawyer may be an imperative decision towards making this dream a reality. While child visitation rights and agreements can be complex, especially in the event of high-conflict cases and partners, hiring an experienced Scottsdale custody attorney can ensure that you can get the best visitation and custody deal for your case.
Working with a respected, experienced, and professional Scottsdale child visitation lawyer can guarantee you a lot of benefits including:
- Effective and efficient navigation of the legal processes associated with visitation cases
- The assertion of your right to visitation and building a strong relationship with your child(ren)
- Represent your interest in obtaining favorable outcomes in child visitation cases.
At the Tiffany Fina Law Firm, we know that child visitation issues can become some of the most complicated legal battles when you don’t have the help of a Scottsdale child custody attorney. Many visitation cases may be dragged out for extended periods, often months or years, as one or both parents use the visitation case to combat one another. While reaching an agreement is essential to settling these types of custody battles, that doesn’t always mean that a case has to be taken to court to reach a verdict that works for both parties. In fact, your AZ visitation rights case need not go to court at all.
If you are involved in a child visitation case or intend to pursue one, below are some of the most important things you need to know.
Understanding Visitation Terms
Visitation may also be regarded as parenting time. While pursuing this, you should aim to know more about such cases as this to help you fine-tune your requests.
Visitation must be in the best interest of the child
While both parents may feel that they have the child’s best interests at heart when fighting for visitation, it may take an attorney or judge to decide what is actually in the best interest of the child. In child visitation agreements, the main concern is always whether or not to grant visitation to a parent based on whether or not the child would benefit directly from such an arrangement. If the court finds that granting visitation in favor of one parent would not benefit the growth and stability of the child, then visitation rights will not be granted or may need to be adjusted.
The court will try to keep both parents involved in the child’s life
The court is primarily interested in the welfare of the child(ren) and as such will aim to involve both parents in the child’s life. The court will at all times aim to ensure that each parent that is willing to be a part of the child’s life gets adequate time allocation. To establish this, the court will grant visitation rights to the other parent if sole or primary custody has been awarded to one.
Visitation time can be supervised
In the event the court deems it necessary, visitation may be supervised by a court-appointed individual who may be from Child Protective Services. However, supervised visitation is reserved mainly for persons who have had a history of cases related to drug abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence, and other cases that may put the health and welfare of the child in jeopardy.
Visitation orders are subject to modification
In most cases, parents may require certain modifications in their visitation arrangements. Modifications may be sought for based on several factors including changes in employment, relocation and more. In some cases, parents may contest their visitation rights further down the road and appeal for additional hours or days to be added to their child visitation regimen.
Here is How To Schedule a Consultation with Child Visitation Lawyer, Tiffany Fina:
Tiffany Fina Law Firm
7411 E 6th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251