There are many specific procedures used in family court that work to maintain a fair and safe environment for any children involved. Oftentimes judges in family courts will issue visitation orders, or rules about how and when a parent can share their time with their child’s other parent. Below we discuss the three most common visitation orders that are issued in family court.
This type of visitation order is typically issued when there’s a concern for the child or children’s safety or wellbeing. In this situation whenever the specified parent visits with their children they must be in the company of another adult, the other parent, or sometimes even a hired professional.
Judges will not issue this type of visitation order unless there is a clear and obvious threat that the children involved would be exposed to physical or emotional harm in the presence of the specified parent. Sometimes before visitation can be reinstated in this situation a person must attend counseling or complete a drug test.
Scheduled visitation is common among parents who are cordial enough with one another to respect a set visitation or custody schedule. These arrangements are typically predetermined and agreed upon in advance with both parties and a judge.
In family court visitation orders are the best way to ensure that any involved children are safe, nurtured, and placed in a visitation arrangement that works to give them the best chance at being the most successful.
If you or someone you know is going through a divorce with children and needs reliable representation to help with custody, visitation, child support, or any other family court matter, call on Family Law Richard E. Young & Associates in Lake Forest, CA.