Visitation agreements help parents and guardians navigate what can be a difficult situation, especially when children are involved. However, sometimes circumstances change. For example, you may want to increase or decrease your visitation time due to changes in your own life and find yourself renegotiating a child visitation agreement.
While it may not be easy to renegotiate a visitation arrangement, with some careful preparation, it’s possible to do so without causing any harm to your relationship with the other parent or guardian or risking legal action. If you’re struggling to renegotiate your agreement, reach out to the lawyers at The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock for help.
Different work schedules or a new partner or spouse who has taken on more responsibility with your child are valid reasons to rework your visitation agreement. Another common scenario is a parent who no longer lives in close proximity to where the children live and would like more visitation time with them. Emotions always run high during negotiations like these, and sometimes it’s even more complicated.
Perhaps you have lost custody time with your children due to parental neglectful behavior, but now want to regain custody time. This can be a touchy subject, but with proof of your recovery and other evidence, we can pursue an agreement that allows you time with your children.
In other cases, perhaps your current child visitation agreement only allows you to have supervised visits with your children and you would like unsupervised visits instead. In cases like these, your lawyer will help ensure everyone’s needs are met and the children’s best interests are considered.
Talking directly and informally to your ex may lead to disagreements that may worsen your situation. If you’re unable to agree on modifications, the next step is for your attorney to help you file a request for a modification order so everything goes smoothly. You will need a copy of your current child visitation order and any other agreements related to your child custody order.
There are two types of child visitation agreements in California, and we can assist you with either. A court order is a formal agreement signed by a judge. This is the most common type of agreement, and it can be modified if you have any disputes with your ex.
A written agreement is not signed by a judge, but still legally binding, as long as both parents agree on its terms. These agreements typically cover issues like custody and who gets to make decisions about medical care, education, and visitation schedules.
The importance of working with a lawyer to help you regain time with your children cannot be overstated. Your family is worth fighting for.
Ready to get help from a lawyer to renegotiate your child visitation agreement that works for you? The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock will work hard to seek the best outcome for you. Fill out our confidential online form, below, or call 909-466-7661 to learn more about your options for action.