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 Goldberg
& Gille, our family lawyers are dedicated to helping parents without
custody reach an agreeable resolution for parenting time.
Our primary attorney, Christine Gille, is board certified in
family law. This means that she has proven her competence and efficiency as a legal
specialist and is considered an expert in her field. Our firm is committed
to excellence and is proud to represent families through complicated and
emotional legal 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 wellbeing. 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 Goldberg & Gille 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.