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Without a doubt, divorce is a challenging adjustment for the children. But the adjustment
can be very difficult for recently divorced couples as well as they navigate their way through the
unfamiliar territory of visitation and shared custody.
These tips and links from family law lawyer in San Francisco, Esther Lerner, may help you get through that difficult adjustment with greater ease or speed now that your divorce has been filed. If your spouse is open to it, please consider sharing this information with him or her, as these suggestions may help each family member involved.
General visitation guidance
To protect yourself legally, it is important to follow any court-mandated rules for visitation. You may not like the rules, but violating them damages your future visitation rights and can even result in jail time.
Maintain your child’s access to both parents whenever possible. When this access is blocked, the children’s development often suffers.
Be consistent in visitations for the sake of the children involved. It reduces their anxieties about the divorce when they know they can count on that visit from the noncustodial parent.
Try to be flexible during special occasions and holidays. Especially If the divorce decree does not specify visitation privileges to certain regular events or unexpected occasions that are often viewed as family events, letting your child share this moment with both parents or with the noncustodial parent is comforting and aids in their adjustment to the divorce.
If the visitation plan set up by the courts is not working out, seek assistance from the San Francisco family attorneys at Lerner ż Poole, LLP, who can discuss your options for seeking modification of the plan.
Lerner ż Poole,
535 Pacific Avenue