If you are the legal parent of a child, you have the right to visitation, even if you were not granted custody of the child during your divorce. At Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC in Temecula, it is our goal to ensure your rights as a parent are preserved, and that you have the chance to have a continued presence in your child’s life.
The family court system in Riverside County is always concerned with what is in the best interest of the child. When a marriage dissolves, no one is impacted more than the children. The court does everything possible to make sure that the child’s well-being is maintained, which includes constant contact with both parents. Though the primary goal is to have an equitable sharing of parental time, this is not always possible or beneficial to the child.
If you have recently started divorce proceedings in California as a parent, it is likely that the court system will steer you toward mediation. During mediation, a qualified mediator will help you and your former spouse compromise on visitation time. The mediator understands the goals of the court, and attempts to see them through. Even though mediation is an alternative to a trial, it is still wise to have a lawyer present.
If you cannot come to a visitation settlement through mediation, your case will then have to go before a judge. The judge will consider both parents’ positions, and will even sometimes take the child’s wishes into account. The mediator and your attorney will be present to add insight and advocacy for you and your children.
The attorneys at Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC in Temecula are willing to fight for your visitation rights. Call us today at (951) 749-5863 for a free phone consultation.