Attorneys For Visitation Rights
We know how important it is for parents to spend quality time with their children. Complicated issues such as child custody, parenting plans and visitation rights can be tough to navigate without an experienced family law attorney by your side. Our experienced legal team is committed to listening to your concerns and representing your rights and the best interests of your child.
What Is Parenting Time?
Once called visitation, parenting time is a term that courts use to describe the schedule of contact between a parent and their children. Although a parent’s visitation rights are important, parenting time determinations that are made by the court are always intended to serve the best interests of the child.
A parenting plan outlines the type of custody and visitation rights each parent will have. Whether it’s developed by the parents or court-ordered, a good parenting plan is vital to ensure that a child has a strong bond with both parents. Parenting plans include details about weekend visits, midweek visits, summers and holidays and also address issues based on factors such as the age of the child, school and work schedules and geographical distance between parents. Many parenting plans prohibit the custodial parent from moving more than 60 miles from their current home without giving the other parent notice and an opportunity to contest the move.
Grandparents’ Visitation Rights
After a separation or divorce, it’s common for some grandparents to see a decrease in the time they spend with their grandchildren. Although it’s best to try and work it out without court involvement, if a satisfactory arrangement cannot be achieved among all parties, grandparents can petition the court for visitation. The law assumes that parents act in the best interests of their children, so to be granted visitation rights, a grandparent must show:
- An ongoing relationship with the grandchild or a parent-child relationship with the child
- That a parent is not acting in the child’s best interests
- That continued contact with grandparents is in the child’s best interests
Experienced Family Law Attorneys You Can Trust
A parenting plan only works if both parents are on the same page. Our skilled family law attorneys, are well-versed in the complexities of divorce, custody issues, child support and the family court system.
If you are having problems with custody or visitation rights, there are numerous steps you can take if you haven’t been able to come to a fair resolution. Mediation, having your attorney negotiate on your behalf and going to court to secure visitation rights are all options that can help you get your parenting plan on track and ensure that you maintain a strong, healthy relationship with your child.
Contact A Visitation Rights Lawyer
At Johnson and Taylor, our experienced family law attorneys in Marion, Polk, Linn, and Yamhill counties will fight for your rights and ensure that your voice is heard during the parenting plan process. Call 503-990-6641 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.