Escondido Child Custody Attorney
Establishing a clear and effective custody agreement is one of the central issues of any divorce in which children are involved. Child custody can also be one of the more contentious issues to settle, especially when sole custody is considered and a visitation schedule must be determined. Coming to a workable agreement on these deeply personal and significant issues requires careful consideration of both the rights of each parent and, more importantly, the best interests of the children.
While your right to be a part of your children’s lives can usually only be limited by extremely serious circumstances, such as a history of domestic violence or substance abuse, ill will between spouses can cause one to seek sole custody or lead to disagreements after the divorce in which a parent’s ability to interact with their children is unfairly limited by an outdated visitation agreement or an uncooperative primary caregiver. Additionally, it may be necessary for a visitation agreement to be modified in order to impose more restrictions on one parent’s access to a child in light of new developments or circumstances. In either situation, you need to fight for your rights and those of your children.
Cases We Handle
Disputes over child custody and visitation are all too common following a divorce, and the deep emotional ties involved between parents and children often make the issue a difficult one to compromise on. However, visitation agreements are working documents meant to serve the best interests of the child while also respecting the parenting rights of each parent, and may require amendment or enforcement as the living situation of the family develops after divorce. After an agreement is settled upon, it is possible that you may need legal help later on with the following issues:
- Modifications to Visitation Agreements
- Visitation Agreement Enforcement
The court is willing to work with parents to find solutions to any dispute over custody issues, and is compelled to always act in the best interests of the children involved.
At Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, our legal team is committed to providing compassionate and personalized legal services to each client. Years of experience have helped our team to understand the challenges and frustrations that typically accompany child custody disputes. For a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights regarding child custody, call (760) 757-6854 today.