May 31, 2020

Ontario Child Visitation Lawyer

Visitation with your child means everything to you. You need an experienced Ontario child visitation attorney who can help you get the best possible outcome for your case.

Child custody and visitation disputes can be difficult to resolve because both parents usually want to spend as much time with their children as possible following a separation or divorce. If you and your ex can resolve these issues out of court, that’s great, but sometimes it’s just too difficult to come to an agreement on your own.

That’s where an Ontario child visitation lawyer from our firm can help you. We are able to give you legal advice on the best way to seek visitation with your children, and we will work to help you get the best possible outcome for your case.

The Difference Between Legal and Physical Custody

California recognizes two kinds of custody that can apply to Ontario child visitation cases: legal and physical custody.

Legal custody is when one or both parents have the right to make important decisions for the child’s wellbeing, such as decisions regarding the following issues:

  • Healthcare
  • Schooling
  • Religious activities
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Mental health issues

Physical custody is the actual time you have with your child. Physical custody can be joint, meaning both parents share equal amounts of time with the child. Or one parent can have sole or primary custody of the child, with the other parent receiving visitation with the child. The parent who has the child the most is the primary custodial parent.

Different Types of Visitation

The court can order different types of visitation, depending on the best interests of the child. The court will decide visitation on a number of factors, including the following:

  • Age of the child
  • Health of the child
  • Emotional bond between the child and the parent or parents
  • Any domestic abuse
  • Child’s ties to school and community

Depending on your unique situation, you can be awarded any of the below types of visitation orders in your Ontario child visitation case. Keep in mind that these visitation orders can be changed if circumstances are altered:

  • Scheduled Visitation – This occurs when the parents are committed to a set visitation schedule.
  • Reasonable Visitation – When the parents don’t have a set schedule and are able to work out visitation between them, this type could apply.
  • Supervised Visitation – If the child’s safety is called into question, perhaps because a parent has a history of drug or alcohol abuse or domestic abuse, this type of visitation may be ordered.
  • No Visitation – This is when the child’s best interests are served through no contact with a particular parent at all.

Call an Ontario Child Visitation Attorney

Child custody and visitation issues are always going to be difficult, but qualified help can make the legal process surrounding these issues go a little more smoothly. Sometimes, having a family lawyer can also make a huge difference in the amount of visitation you’ll get with your child.

Contact an Ontario child visitation lawyer from the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock. We can help you work out a visitation arrangement with your ex that will work for you. Failing that, we can fight for your visitation rights in court. Call for a free review of your case at 909-466-7661, or complete our online contact form on this page.

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