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Child Visitation in Orange County

Irvine Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

Visitation rights are an important issue to consider as a parent or grandparent. In California, visitation is also referred to as “parenting time” and the agreements that parents create regarding custody and visitation are referred to as “parenting plans.” As with other family law matters involving children, the goal is to come to an arrangement that is in the child’s best interests. The court will put the child’s needs first when ruling on visitation matters and will consider the child’s well-being when reviewing proposed parenting plans.

With decades of experience in family law, our Irvine visitation attorneys at Sullivan Law & Associates are here to help and guide you through your case. Whether you want to pursue parenting time with your child, need to challenge a visitation request, or are a grandparent who wishes to establish or keep a meaningful relationship with your grandchild, we can advise you and protect your interests. Our divorce attorney in Orange County knows the courts and the law. We know the opposing counsel and what to expect. We are prepared to help you pursue the best possible outcome in your visitation case.

For results-driven counsel and personal attention, call our firm today at (949) 565-2793.

When Is Parenting Time in a Child’s Best Interests?

The “best interests of the child” is a phrase you will hear many times in any custody or visitation case. In granting parenting time or approving a parenting plan, the court may consider:

  • Each parent’s ability to provide a safe environment for the child;
  • Depending on the child’s age, his or her preference and wishes;
  • The impact visitation will have on a child’s education and normal routine;
  • Any existing custody or visitation arrangement or agreement; and
  • Each parent’s history of drug use, alcohol abuse, or domestic violence.

In some cases, the court may award supervised visitation or may deny visitation altogether. With modern technology, there is also the possibility of virtual visitation, via webcam, video phone, or computer software.

When you work with an Irvine family lawyer at our firm, you have the benefit of our compassionate support and our experienced legal representation as we protect your rights as a parent or grandparent. Your well-being is important to our team, and we will work closely with you to identify and achieve your goals.

Contact our firm at (949) 565-2793 today. We serve clients in visitation proceedings in and around Orange County and have been doing so since 1978.

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