What do you do if you have been refused your visitation rights by your former spouse? Or perhaps the circumstances in your life have changed and the agreed upon visitation rights need to be altered. A competent and experienced Fort Myers divorce lawyer may be able to inform you of your legal rights and options and help you obtain the visitation schedule that is best for you and your child.
As part of your divorce proceedings visitation agreements should have been decided and agreed upon. When these agreements are not being followed or if visitation has been refused this could result in further court proceedings and changes in the custody of the child.
As the health and welfare of your child is our key interest, at Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, we want you to know your visitation rights and what to do if those rights are being violated or need to be revised. The judge in a Family Court case will have final say on the guidelines for visitation with what is best for the child taking precedence over the needs of parents and others.
You and your former spouse may not be able to reach an agreement by yourselves on a visitation schedule. A caring and knowledgeable lawyer may be able to assist you to determine what is best for your child and workable for both parents.
It is most often to the benefit of your child to be able to routinely be in contact with both parents. It is a public policy in the State of Florida that both parents spend as much time as possible in the company of a child. When agreement cannot be easily reached by both parents on what the visitation schedule should be, a divorce case can become embattled and stressful which does not work to the benefit of your child or yourself.
When a court-ordered child visitation schedule is worked out both parents are legally bound to follow this schedule. Prenuptial agreements between spouses will not be upheld by our courts but will instead be worked out by the court with the best interests of your child taking precedence over all else.
Child visitation rights can be worked out by the parents, sometimes with the assistance of a thoughtful attorney who has experience in such matters. At times however a process involving mediation must occur in order for visitation to be worked out. In mediation a neutral third party will help you and your former spouse work out an optimum visitation schedule without having to go to court.
This schedule does have to be approved by the court in order for it to be implemented. Whatever difficulties you are running into, or to prevent difficulties from arising, we strongly advise the use of a visitation attorney as part of your divorce procedure.
Contact a Fort Myers Visitation Attorney if you need help in handling any divorce case matters dealing with visitation schedules or rights.