If you’re trying to see your child and are having trouble because of an uncooperative parent, contact a child visitation attorney in Oklahoma City to fight for your parental rights in court.
Whether you’re a mother or father, you’re given specific parental rights and responsibilities when your child is born. Oftentimes after a divorce, one parent will have primary custody of a child and refuse to honor the rights of the other parent. Emotions can easily get in the way of what’s in the best interests of the child, and you may have trouble seeing your child face to face.
If you’re finding it difficult to obtain the visitation rights you deserve, an attorney from Talley Turner Bertman may be able to assist you through the legal process. No mother or father has the right to deny you visitation unless the circumstances are severe. Even if paternity needs to be established or some other family law issue needs to be settled first, an Oklahoma City child visitation lawyer can work to get you the face time with your child that you need.
As a parent, you have the right to seek custody of your child, seek visitation, be informed of any events involving your child’s health and education, participate in decisions involving your child’s health and education, and be notified if the court terminates your parental rights. While you’re given these rights, you also have parental responsibilities. Usually, this is a financial responsibility to support your child.
If you’re not married to the mother or father of your child, a visitation schedule may be worked out in a mediation setting outside of court; however, you and your child’s other parent may not agree on a visitation schedule. In the event that you can’t agree on a visitation schedule, you may have to go to court in Oklahoma City and let a judge work out a schedule for you.
Being a parent doesn’t automatically give you visitation rights; it just gives you the right to seek visitation, which is why having an experienced child visitation lawyer by your side through the process can be especially helpful. Your attorney can negotiate on your behalf to help the judge see you in a more favorable light.
Primary custody will be decided using a number of factors, such as income stability, working schedule, parenting ability, relationship of parent and child, the well-being of the child, instances of abuse, geographic location of each parent’s home, and which spouse is most likely to follow the court’s orders when it comes to visitation.
Once the primary custodian is decided, the other parent will be granted visitation and given a specific visitation schedule. Supervised visitation may be advised if the nonprimary parent has the potential to be dangerous to the child in some way. If there’s no threat to the child’s well-being, then a holiday, weekend, or summer schedule may be put in place.
You may have numerous questions regarding the custody and visitation process, which is expected. At Talley Turner Bertman, our attorneys have experience handling all types of family litigation in Oklahoma City and throughout the state. We’ll be there to put your concerns to rest.
If you want to discuss your case with an Oklahoma City child visitation lawyer, call 405-254-8548 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a no-obligation consultation.
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