One of the most difficult things about ending a relationship is deciding the best interest of the children. Separating parents can come to an agreement about child custody and visitation, and have that agreement in writing. When parents cannot work out an parenting plan on their own, they may choose to involve their attorneys with the process. When all else fails, parents may have to leave it to a Judge to decide who gets custody of the children and what visitation arrangements will be.
Working Out Child Custody Arrangements
Custody of a child encompasses more than just living arrangements. The parents usually share in the responsibility of decisions regarding the child’s health, education, and welfare. In a joint custody arrangement, parents may make decisions together. In a situation where one parent has sole custody and the other has only visitation rights, the custodial parent is solely responsible for decisions, unless the parents work out a different arrangement or the court makes a different order.
When one parent gets sole custody of the children, the other is typically entitled to visitation. The exception to this is if one parent could prove a danger to the child, such as in the case of addiction, abuse, or neglect. In such cases, supervised visitation may be awarded to the offending parent. Since visitation has an impact on the schedules of everyone involved, coming to an parenting plan that works for everyone can be the most effective means of keeping the peace and maintaining the best interest of the children.
Child Custody and Visitation Attorney in Fresno
Mr. Nijmeddin is a child custody attorney in Fresno serving clients in both Fresno and Madera counties. Dedicated to Family Law and child custody, the Law Offices of Raed “Ron” J. Nijmeddin help separating parents work out a custody arrangement that is agreeable to both parents and keeps the best interests of the child in mind. Splitting up a family is difficult enough without having to worry about the legal aspects. Mr. Nijmeddin provides dedicated, personalized counsel to all clients to ensure their legal interests are met and they get child custody arrangements that are in the best interest of the children.