Divorce is hard, not just for the adults, but for any children involved as well. Separation is an upheaval in their lives, but the Utah family court system wants to put the child’s interests first. In the best-case scenario, that means that both parents stay involved in their child’s life. Each divorce case is different and they are all handled according to the situation.
Much of what goes into visitation will depend on final custody arrangements. One thing we know is that it is important to get visitation rights settled before divorce proceedings are finalized. When you need a visitation rights attorney, you can count on Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, to be by your side.
What Is Visitation?
Depending on whether parents end up with joint custody or one parent ends up with sole custody, a fair visitation schedule may need to be worked out.
Visitation plans need to be as detailed as possible and a good family law attorney will examine a multitude of things to help draw up a schedule:
Final custody arrangements in the divorce proceedings.
Special orders, such as supervised visits (often required for parents involved in physical or substance abuse).
Family schedules, including both parents’ work schedules and the child’s school and activity schedule.
Not Receiving Visitation?
Visitation is court-ordered and both parents must abide by the terms. If they do not, the other party may pursue an enforcement order to gain compliance.
If one parent actively works to keep the other parent from their scheduled visitation, they are violating court orders and the court can be petitioned to help gain a resolution. If you believe that one parent is no longer capable of maintaining their ordered custody or visitation rights due to their schedule, you need to petition the court for a modification.
If you suspect physical or substance abuse by the other party, notify the authorities and then immediately pursue a modification to the custody or visitation.
Often, visitation cases can involve grandparents as well as paternity cases that may be pending at the time of a divorce. These cases are best handled with legal assistance.
What You Can Do Now
Do not put off custody and visitation issues during divorce proceedings, as you may come to regret it later. Too often, people regret that they did not demand being able to spend more time with their children.
We know you want to remain a part of your child’s life. That is what the Utah courts want as well. Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, firmly believes that visitation is an important part of a child’s life and will work diligently to secure an arrangement that works for everyone involved. When you need a visitation rights attorney in Orem, you can turn to Emy A. Cordano. She has decades of experience that she will use to ensure your rights are upheld. You can contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for an initial consultation.