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Hawaii Child Visitation Attorneys
Ohana Legal has the legal know-how and dedication to handle all types of divorce and family law issues. We care deeply about our clients and aggressively seek to fully represent their rights and best interests. Contact a Hawaii child visitation attorney today for assistance with your child visitation matter.
Visitation Agreement Lawyers in Hawaii
In a Hawaii divorce, visitation rights will typically depend upon the child custody arrangement. When parents have joint physical custody, visitation is not an issue as the child or children will live with both parents. However, when one parent has sole custody the other parent will have visitation rights. There is no set in stone rule regarding visitation. The terms or schedule of visitation may be determined by the parents if they agree, if they do not, this issue will be decided by the judge.
Working with an attorney at Ohana Legal on every aspect of your divorce, particularly issues involving your child or children, can help your case in many ways. If you are trying to work out visitation rights for your divorce, or if you are already divorced and are trying to get or change visitation rights, Ohana Legal can help.
Visitation: How an Attorney Can Help
There are many aspects of visitation rights which can be complex. Ohana Legal can help if you are:
A grandparent seeking visitation rights with your grandchild or grandchildren
A non-custodial parent looking to obtain visitation rights with your child
A custodial parent seeking to deny visitation for the safety or well-being of your child
A parent going through a divorce
A custodial or non-custodial parent looking to change the current visitation schedule or rights
These issues are very sensitive, and thus it is crucial to work with an attorney who is compassionate as well as knowledgeable and aggressive in order to help you get the outcome you desire. To learn more about visitation agreements or to secure the help of an attorney from our firm, please contact our office today!
Visitation Agreements & Enforcing Visitation Rights
If children are involved in a divorce, there will be child custody issues worked through. However, this typically does not fully and completely end all possible disputes or discussions about future visitation rights. Child visitation is generally awarded in situations where custody has been determined by a judge. In addition to parents; grandparents, siblings and in some cases non-relatives may petition the court for visitation rights. Typically, a non-custodial parent always has the right to reasonable visitation with the child. The standard of measure used to determine child visitation issues is what is in the best interest of the child.
Generally courts encourage access to children unless there has been a history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or substance abuse. Even with this history, the court may allow supervised visitation. Only in very extreme situations that the court will deny visitation rights altogether. Parents are generally encouraged to work out their own visitation schedule, unless the assistance of a court-appointed law guardian is needed to work through irreconcilable differences or some of the extenuating circumstances listed above.