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Visitation is when one parent has sole custody of the child and the non-custodial parent has the right to visit with the child. When the parents have a cordial relationship they can agree on a visitation schedule on their own that fits the needs and schedule of both parents and the child, and then submit it to the court to be approved. If it is fair and reasonable, and in the best interest of the child, the judge will approve it, and it will be enforceable if violated. If the parents believe that such a flexible, reasonable visitation schedule is unworkable, as the parents have an adversarial relationship, they may request a fixed visitation schedule, such as the non-custodial parent spending time with the child every other weekend, alternating holidays, and Tuesday evenings, for example.

Sometimes a parental agreed upon visitation schedule does not work out for the following reasons:

  • The non-custodial parent skips visits.
  • The non-custodial parent is consistently late for visits.
  • The non-custodial parent does not tell the custodial parent where he/she will be going with the child.

If visitation is ordered by the court and the custodial parent refuses to give the non-custodial parent child visitation rights, he or she may apply to the court for a change of custody. As a Rancho Bernardo divorce lawyer, and certified family law specialist, The Law Offices of Gordon G. Meyer has over 43 years of experience in North San Diego County. I have worked with hundreds of families to create visitation and parenting agreements that protect the rights of both parent and child. Whether you have joint custody or sole custody, are the custodial or non-custodial parent, if you are having difficulty putting together a visitation schedule that you and your ex-spouse can agree upon, enforcing an existing agreement, want to modify the current schedule, or are requesting a change of custody, I can help.

Contact the office of Gordon G. Meyer, a Certified Family Law Specialist, who has 43 years of experience in Family Law child visitation issues.

Call 619-855-4070 for an appointment today.

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