Protecting Your Rights To Child Custody And Visitation

Child custody is one of the most contentious issues between divorcing parties. Both parents may believe that they should have primary custody of the children, and could refuse to compromise. If you are involved in a child custody dispute, it is critical that you secure quality, experienced legal representation. The Law Office of James A. Jackson has served California families for almost 30 years, and is a former pro tem judge. He understands how the court views custody disputes and can provide the knowledgeable guidance you need.

If you need to determine a child custody arrangement, call our Palm Desert office at 760-340-4545 to discuss your case with a skilled lawyer today.

Pursuing Maximum Visitation Time

When custody is granted to one parent over the other, visitation rights are generally granted to the noncustodial parent, along with designation of when, where and for how long that parent may visit with their child. Sometimes visitation is not granted at all. A seasoned divorce counsel can often help establish visitation rights, based on an appeal that it is in the child's best interests to spend time with their other parent.

At times, it is difficult for ex-spouses to reach a visitation agreement. In these instances, legal representation can help establish a favorable visitation schedule through the court.

How Is Child Custody Determined?

The court considers, first and foremost, what is in the best interests of the children. It is important that both parents have access to the children and every effort will be made to arrange custody and visitation so that the children spend time with each parent. There are cases in which children are in grave danger while with one parent; these are cases in which drug use, alcoholism, child abuse or other issue would make the environment dangerous. Even then, in some cases the court order that the parent has visitation rights but with a qualified chaperone. Cases in which there is danger of the children being removed from the country, or any threats of such actions, must be exposed to the court so the decision made protects the children from this illegal act.

Contact Us For Assertive Legal Representation

At the Law Office of James A. Jackson, our attorney has achieved many notable victories in child custody cases, and makes every effort to determine a settlement that benefits your family. He will evaluate your situation and explain what to expect under California law. There are strict guidelines with regard to child custody and allowing both parents to have access to their children. If they are overcome, there must be compelling reasons to do so. He can also help you resolve child custody modifications and visitation issues.

We understand the importance of securing a fair child custody arrangement. Call our caring attorney at 760-340-4545, or email us today for skilled representation.