Houston Visitation Lawyer
Following a divorce, reaching a custody agreement in which one parent retains physical custody over the child or children while the other parent is granted reasonable visitation is an extremely common situation. In most cases the details of a visitation schedule can be worked out between the parents which suits each party’s schedules while keeping the interests of the child in mind, but a lack of cooperation can lead to a bitter situation in which your visitation rights are infringed upon or your custody rights are put in jeopardy by unreasonable visitation demands.
At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, our legal team is committed to providing our clients with knowledgeable guidance and advice throughout the custody settlement process, and is prepared to offer aggressive and firm representation in order to protect your rights and interests. We understand that your role in raising your children is extremely important to you, and will work diligently to protect it. To learn more about your legal options, call our Houston visitation lawyers today at (713) 802-1777.
Parenting Plans vs Fixed Visitation
Depending on the nature of your divorce, you may find that either a parenting agreement designed by you and your ex or a fixed visitation schedule established by the court is more suitable to your family’s needs. A fixed visitation schedule will usually include the following:
- Set times and places for visitation
- A court order which enforces the schedule
- Limited contact between the parents so as to avoid hostility and protect the interests of the child
A parenting agreement can offer the same level of predictability in a regular schedule, but offers the flexibility of your own design which will often be much more understanding of the particular needs of both parents as well as the needs of the child. A parenting agreement will typically feature the following:
- Set expectations for visitation
- Division of holidays
- Parameters for modification of the plan
- A court order which makes the plan legally enforceable
With an enforceable court order backing up your plan, you will have strong legal ground to protect your access to your child.
If you are unsure about your rights and options regarding a visitation schedule for your family following a divorce, it is essential that you seek professional guidance in order to protect your interests. At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, we offer aggressive and effective representation which will work diligently to protect your relationship with your child. For an initial consultation to discuss the details of your case, call our Houston divorce lawyers today at (713) 802-1777.