Visitation After Divorce
Establishing Visitation Rights for Non-Married Couples
In the wake of a divorce, or when a couple was never married to begin with,
custody will need to be established if children are involved. When one parent is awarded custody of the child or children, visitation rights for the non-custodial parent will often be provisioned by the courts. Visitation rights may also be given to the grandparents of a non-married couple with children, and the best way to establish said rights is with the help of an Anoka County divorce attorney at Brevik Law. Here, we will be able to help you create a visitation schedule that works best for both parents involved (as well as any grandparents that may be interested in obtaining such rights). At all times, these matters will be conducted with the best interests of the children in mind.
"Reasonable visitation," awarded by the courts means that you and your ex will need to devise a plan of your own that addresses how visitation will be play out in the aftermath of your separation / divorce / break-up. Reasonable visitation is most often awarded to parents who have maintained a relatively healthy relationship with one another and are able to negotiate with one another in a cooperative manner. Generally, the custodial parent will have somewhat more say in what is and is not "reasonable" in terms of the visitation rights that will be awarded to the non-custodial parent; however, overall, it is mutually agreed upon decision that should be reached by both parties involved.
A "fixed visitation" schedule that is awarded by the courts is one in which the judge has specifically placed conditions on the times and places that visitation will be allowed to a non-custodial parent. Most often, fixed visitation schedules are the court's way of eliminating further conflict and angst among a child's parents who are no longer together. This type of visitation is also used when both parents exhibit an unwillingness to make the necessary communicative means to reach an agreement on their own. Courts will also opt for a fixed visitation schedule when it seems as if it will be the best way to ensure that the children involved are provided with some sense of stability in their lives when their parents are no longer together.
Parents and grandparents alike are entitled to visitation rights of their children and grandchildren, presuming that nothing has been done to prevent them from such privileges. At Brevik Law, we are ready to help you establish visitation rights to your children if you are a non-custodial parent who wants to ensure that you are permitted to spend time with your children. We have been doing precisely that since 1995, and we can put our years of experience to work for your case next. Retaining the right to time spent with your children is a precious matter that should be non-negotiable. We are here to make sure that your rights are not overlooked in anyway as you attempt to secure visitation of your children.