Austin Visitation Lawyer
Consult an Austin Family Law Attorney
After a divorce, it can be difficult to think about not being able to be with your children as you once used to. The issues of child custody and visitation can weigh heavily on your emotions, and there is often added stress if your former spouse seems to be making the experience all the more difficult for you. Luckily, there is hope. You can create a visitation schedule, which gives you the legal right to see your children according to certain guidelines. This means your former spouse or partner will have to adhere to these guidelines and regulations as well, respecting your rights as a parent.
If you are interested in finding out more about obtaining visitation rights, contact our dedicated family law team at Friday Milner Lambert Turner, PLLC today!
Understanding Your Visitation Rights
If you are the non-custodial parent or the parent that does not have physical custody, you will need to present the courts your proposed visitation arrangement in hopes to get approval. The custodial parent must also agree to this arrangement before the judge can approve your plan. The courts will primarily be looking at whether or not your plan works in the child's best interests.
Courts determine this by reviewing the following elements:
- Child's age, gender, emotional, and physical health
- Location of non-custodial parent's home
- Non-custodial parent's living conditions
- Any history of abuse from non-custodial parent
- How long it took non-custodial parent to initiate visitation rights
To lessen any possibility that the court will deny your motion, you need to work with a seasoned Austin family law lawyer to ensure all documents are handled correctly. When your former spouse or partner is refusing to budge or agree to the visitation plan, it may require more litigation. If you need assistance with arguing your case in court, be sure to reach out to our firm.
Why call Friday Milner Lambert Turner, PLLC?
We have lawyers on our team that are board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and are in the tier 1 rankings on the Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" list from U.S. News. We have excellent relationships with the courts around the Austin area and bring years of family law insight to each and every case we take on. Our team has all the tools and resources needed to argue your case in court or in mediation with your former spouse.
We are ready to stand behind you. Schedule your free consultation to discuss your visitation matter with us today!