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Like any other family law-related issue involving your children, it can be incredibly easy to let emotions take hold. At Crary Buchanan, our Port St. Lucie family law and divorce attorneys completely understand the sensitive nature of these types of legal issues. We have been providing reliable and trustworthy legal representation for our clients since 1927 and we look forward to doing the same for you.
If you want to seek a fair child visitation agreement, an attorney from Crary Buchanan can help. Our firm was established more than 85 years ago – making it one of the oldest firms along the Treasure Coast. Since our firm’s inception, we have cultivated a reputation for excellence in the legal profession. As a full-service law firm, our attorneys offer high-quality legal assistance in a wide-variety of practice areas, including family and divorce law.
Understanding Your Rights as a Parent
There are two types of child custody: physical and legal. Parents who have been given physical custody rights are expected and required to be involved in the day-to-day lives of their children. For example, parents with physical custody will take the child to school, go to sporting events, etc.
Parents with legal custody have the legal right to make education, medical, legal, and religious decisions about the child’s upbringing. Physical custody and legal custody can be awarded to one parent (sole custody) or can be shared between both parents (joint custody).
Many child custody agreements will involve child visitation schedules. For instance, if one parent does not have legal custody of the child, he/she may still be granted visitation rights. This will allow both parents to maintain an active role in the growth and development of the child(ren).
What is a visitation schedule?
Simply put, a visitation schedule delineates how much time the child will spend with each parent. For example, your visitation agreement might state that the child will spend half of his/her Christmas break with one parent, and the other half with the other parent. The visitation agreement may state that you will have physical custody of the child on weekends or at other times.
Visitation agreements usually take a variety of factors into consideration, such as:
- The child’s age
- The child’s level of maturity
- How well the child adjusts to new environments
- The child’s social, emotional and physical needs
- Each parent’s ability to care for the child
- How far away the parents live from each other
- Each parent’s work schedule
- The child relationship with each parent
In the end, visitation agreements should be determined by the best interest of the child. For example, if you and your former spouse live far apart, it may be difficult for your child to travel between homes on a regular basis. Additionally, if the child has difficulty adjusting to new environments, it may not be in the child’s best interest for him/her to move from one home to another without time to readjust.
Our Port St. Lucie Divorce & Family Law Attorneys Can Help You
If you have questions about your child visitation agreement or want to modify your current agreement, a Port St. Lucie divorce attorney from Crary Buchanan can help you understand your legal rights as a parent. We are dedicated to helping our clients and always make sure that each case receives the care and attention to detail that it deserves.
We also provide our clients with free, and completely confidential case consultations. We would be happy to meet with you privately to hear more about your family and your family’s unique dynamic. From there, we can tailor our approach to legal counsel to better suit your current and future needs.
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Contact us at (888) 899-8161 to learn how we can help your visitation case.
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