Were you denied child custody or visitation rights?
Corona Child Custody Attorney
Protecting Your Parental Rights
Child custody battles can be heartbreaking ordeals that cost a great deal of money, leaving everyone involved unhappy and dissatisfied. In an effort to minimize these disputes, California family courts have instituted a mandatory mediation process before parents can proceed to court with their child custody action. During the mediation process, the courts expect divorcing parents to focus on one critical factor: what is truly in the best interest of your child.
Every family law court determines and approves the custody arrangements for each child. They separate custody into two categories defined below:
Common Custody Arrangements
Physical and legal custody is further defined by the court or agreed upon in mediation in several different ways. There are a few combinations of custody arrangements, best discussed with a talented attorney from our firm.
Below are terms that summarize them all:
How Custody is Determined During the Divorce Process
Questions of custody tend to arise early on during divorce proceedings. Short-term solutions are usually easy for couples to determine, but the long-term awarding of custody and visitation rights are much more hotly contested. In these cases, litigation is often the only possible route to developing a strong and fair custody agreement.
Custody is resolved throughout the divorce process in the following ways:
Understanding Your Visitation Rights
Visitation is among the most contentious issues in a divorce action that involves child custody. As a non-custodial parent, it is important to understand your rights and have a legal advocate who can help you pursue them. Only in extreme scenarios will a court deny visitation rights; however, they may order supervised visitation.
When a court determines the visitation rights of a non-custodial parent, parents must work out a precise schedule with the actual details. More frequently, courts will set up a detailed parenting schedule, called a fixed visitation schedule. This includes the times and places the non-custodial parent may visit with the children, as well as other restrictions.
Child Custody Modifications
Once custody is in agreement or as ordered by the court, parents may return to court to modify the original arrangement. To support a modification request, the parent requesting the modification must prove a significant change in circumstances. We highly recommend working with an attorney to assist and guide you through a modification of child custody court order. They can review your current orders and give you the best strategy for your specific case, as they are very familiar with local courts and standard rulings for cases similar to yours.
Ready to Get Started?
Our attorneys provide effective and aggressive representation designed to protect your rights, serve the best interests of your children, and help you avoid many pitfalls associated with a do-it-yourself divorce.
Put the experience and efficiency of Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC to work for you.