San Diego Child Custody & Visitation Attorney Jane Wesley Brooks
Child Custody & Visitation
Child custody and visitation are a central issue when parents of minor children divorce. While some parents are able to construct and adhere to legal and physical custody orders, as well as child visitation agreements on their own, others benefit from the expertise of a family law attorney and the assistance of the court. Jane Wesley Brooks is experienced in child custody and visitation agreements, dispute resolution and relocation.
Legal and Physical Child Custody Orders
When drafting custody orders, Jane Wesley Brooks will review your family’s personal situation, evaluate options for joint or sole custody and prepare paperwork to formalize your custody and visitation arrangements with the court. In situations where modifications to an existing custody arrangement are needed, Jane Wesley Brooks will review your existing agreement and reach a modification or advocate for a modification that best fits the needs of the minor children.
Child Visitation Modification
The Law Offices of Jane Wesley Brooks represents clients involved in custody disputes in which parents cannot agree on a visitation schedule that is in the best interests of the child. When custody arrangements are unresolved, and a solution cannot be reached out of court, the court will determine the best interests of the child and award visitation accordingly.
Numerous factors come into play when the court assesses and orders visitation based on a child’s best interests including the health, safety and welfare of the child, as well as frequent and continuing contact with both parents. It is important to work with a family law attorney to ensure that you put yourself in the best possible position to argue for custody or visitation rights in the best interests of the child.
Parental relocation or “move away” becomes an issue between divorced parents when one party wishes to move out of state with the children. Depending on your custody and visitation agreement, a move which substantially increases the geographical distance between one parent and a child will require consent of the other parent or permission of the court. Whether you are the moving or non-moving parent, Jane Wesley Brooks will advise on relevant factors to consider in order to request or oppose a move with children.