Cedar Rapids Visitation Attorneys
When a couple with children chooses to break up or file for divorce, they are faced with the decision of how to best split the custody of their children. This is often the most difficult and emotionally charged element of a divorce. It is natural for a parent to want to see their children as often as possible. However this becomes difficult when, for example, sole custody is awarded to a parent. The child visitation lawyers at Arenson Law Group, PC can help establish and enforce visitation agreements after a divorce. Our Cedar Rapids team is interested in providing the most beneficial situation for the child(ren) involved by protecting your parental rights.
Types of Visitation We Cover
Visitation guidelines will differ from situation to situation dependent on a number of factors including the stability of the parents involved and prior relationships with the child. Child visitation law can be complex, as such our Cedar Rapids family law attorneys can help you understand the following:
- Noncustodial Parent Visitation
- Supervised Visitation
- Grandparents Visitation
- Parenting Agreements
At Arenson Law Group, PC, our visitation attorneys understand the importance of providing your child a safe and happy home. If you are in the Cedar Rapids area, we want to help you protect your family by representing you.
Frequently Asked Child Visitation Questions
An experienced child visitation attorney can help ease the fear and pain that you may feel if you are not awarded custody of your children following a divorce. The thought of not seeing your children every day and not being able to make certain decisions about their lives can be painful, but a well-structured visitation schedule can ease this pain and may ensure that you remain a large part of your children’s lives. The child visitation attorneys of Arenson Law Group, PC are committed to fighting for your interests and keeping your children as close to you as possible. We have provided the following frequently asked questions to help explain some of your legal options, but there is no substitute for speaking with an attorney. We are here for you, and we are ready to help. Contact us at (319) 363-8199 to discuss your situation with one of our qualified family attorneys today.
How is Child Visitation Determined?
Child visitation is often a highly contested and very volatile issue for divorced ex-spouses. Setting a proper visitation schedule requires a lot of planning, thought, and care. While the court recognizes that the non-custodial parent deserves to spend time with their children to preserve that all-important parent-child bond, there are specific considerations that must be taken into account when determining visitation rights. Contrary to popular belief, the court does not take into account whether or not the individual is remarried, whether or not they are employed, or whether or not they have paid child support. Instead, the court typically considers the following:
- Whether or not the non-custodial parent has spent a significant amount of time with the child in the past
- Whether or not the child has had overnight visits with the other parent
- The home and living conditions that the non-custodial parent will provide to the child
- Any history of abuse, neglect, or other considerations that may affect the awarding of visitation rights
- Location of the non-custodial parent’s home in relation to the custodial parent
- How long the non-custodial parent has been fighting for visitation rights, or how long they waited until requesting visitation
Once the court takes into account these considerations, and once all of the critical questions have been answered, visitation will likely be awarded or denied. The only way to ensure that your rights and interests are properly protected is by hiring an experienced child visitation lawyer who knows how to build a strong case on your behalf. Don’t wait until it is too late to fight for visitation, contact an attorney of Arenson Law Group, PC at (319) 363-8199 today.
Does it matter if I have sole custody or joint custody? How does this affect visitation?
Not having sole custody often means that the residential parent will be able to make many of the day-to-day decisions about the child’s life on their own, without input from the other parent. These decisions typically involve daily activities like scholastic or extracurricular activities or decisions about which doctor or dentist the child goes to. Both parents must make bigger decisions, and your attorney can discuss the difference between custody orders and parenting agreements.
It is important to remember that regardless of the custody arrangement, the non-custodial parent still has a right to see their child. The courts will work hard to make sure that non-custodial parents still get to see their children, and depending on the specific circumstances (geographic location, districts for school, and others) they will work to allow as close to 50% custody as possible for each parent.
How can I fight for visitation rights?
The best way to start fighting for your visitation rights is to contact a family lawyer right away. Because the attorney you choose can have a strong effect on the outcome of your visitation claim, it is crucial to select an attorney who has experience with these cases and isn’t merely trying it out or practicing family law on the side. You need a proven lawyer who has fought for and secured visitation rights for parents just like you. That’s why so many people have turned to the attorneys of Arenson Law Group, PC for help. We have fought and won visitation rights for parents in your exact situation, and we are ready to do so for you as well.
Contact a Cedar Rapids Visitation Lawyer Today
If you and your ex-spouse are having difficulties determining the appropriate visitation or enforcing the agreement in place, please contact the family lawyers at Arenson Law Group, PC. Our Cedar Rapids visitation attorneys are experienced in all types of child custody situations. Call (319) 363-8199 today for more information about how we can help you.