Factors affecting visitation rights
Many factors are considered when establishing custody and visitation rights. The court system takes custody and visitation rights very seriously. The court believes that both parents should have equal access to their children unless it can be shown otherwise not to benefit the child.
Some of the factors the courts will look at include who the children have the closest bond with, where the children are accustomed to living, which home has the most stability, where the schools are located, and the parent’s work hours.
Sometimes, the children can’t benefit from a 50/50 split of time between them. The courts do understand this. If you feel that the custody situation or visitation arrangements are not beneficial to your children, it is time to speak with an OKC child custody attorney.
When working with an OKC child custody attorney, they can help you prepare a case for the court as to why the custody or visitation schedule needs to be changed. The courts do not change these orders without good cause, so you will need an attorney to help you present the claim in your favor.
In the end, the most important thing to remember is that any changes to the custody or visitation schedule must be beneficial to the children. The court tries not to change these situations unless it is necessary because it feels that too many changes will be disruptive to the lives of the children.
If you have questions or concerns about the child custody or visitation schedules or rights, speak with an OKC child custody attorney.