California child custody attorney, California mediation lawyerDuring a divorce, many topics are necessary to consider. None of them are insignificant as each detail assisted in building a life together. However, one of the larger situations that require careful consideration is the child custody and visitation arrangements. The decisions made affect not only the adults in the situation but also the children and will continue to influence everyone involved for the years to come. The best solution is chosen during divorce mediation, or a judge can lay out a plan of action through divorce litigation.

Understanding Custody

There is more to determining custody than just with whom the child will live. Two forms of care need establishing, both physical and legal custody. Each of these types of care has various options within them. Understanding the options makes the decision-making process easier, so let us explain.

Visitation Visited

Visitation is also known as “parenting time” or “time share,” because rather than necessarily having custody of the child, the visiting parent can see the child for an allotted amount of time. There are more variations to consider when determining a visitation schedule. Options commonly considered are:

If you are considering your options with visitation and custody arrangements, it is useful to consult a proven and experienced professional. If you are interested in discussing your options with a skilled Los Gatos, CA family law attorney, servicing Los Gatos, San Jose adjoining areas, contact the Law Offices of Benita Ventresca today at 408-395-8822 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Sources:

http://www.courts.ca.gov/1193.htm

http://www.courts.ca.gov/17975.htm