For many parents in Wesley Chapel, it can be upsetting not being able to see their children as much as they would like. The thought of not spending enough time with your children, while your former spouse spends the majority of time with them, can be unbearable where you may feel you no longer have rights to see them. While these circumstances can be overwhelming at times, there are some things you can do to improve your situation. You can set up and gain your visitation rights with the help of an experienced Wesley Chapel child visitation attorney.
In most divorce cases, child visitation can become a highly contested issue that may require legal intervention. DHW Law’s Wesley Chapel child visitation attorneys can guide you through the whole process and explain what your options are during your initial case evaluation.
If you are the noncustodial parent, your former spouse is the custodial or residential parent awarded the custody of your children, which means he or she gets to spend more time with them. However, child visitation rights are granted to both custodial and noncustodial parents because courts understand children need both parents in their lives. Contacting an experienced family attorney is your best chance at protecting your legal rights and determining the best interests of the child.
There are a few factors that may affect the amount of time you spend with your children, which only your attorney specializing in this family law area can tell after taking a closer look at your circumstances. Waiting too long to hire an attorney can hurt your case. The judge may think you are not serious about your children’s well being because you waited too long to start fighting for your visitation rights. Some non-custodial parents wait to work something out with their former spouses. Unfortunately, you may need an attorney to fight your visitation battles otherwise your ex may take advantage of you.
While courts are more understanding about custody issues these days, there are still some obstacles you may need to overcome. With sole custody the residential parent makes most decisions without having to consult the other parent. Sole custody allows the residential parent to make decisions about various activities such as sports, recitals, dentists appointments, and so on. However, both parents have to be present for major decisions in the child’s life. Your attorney can explain in more details how a Custody Order or Parenting Agreement can help solve your child visitation problems.
Whether you are the custodial or noncustodial parent you still have visitation rights. Only an attorney well trained in family law can guide you through the process to obtain visitation. We have handled many cases similar to yours and we know what it takes to secure your visitation rights. Waiting can complicate the process. Call us today and schedule a consultation with one of our talented attorneys.