How San Diego Parents Should Handle Summer Child Visitation
This is the first post in what will be a series on the kinds of child visitation issues that San Diego parents often encounter during the summer months. The summer time presents unique circumstances and situations and it is common for parents to require the services of a southern California family law attorney. You should contact a lawyer immediately if you are encountering any of the problems that I will be discussing over the next several posts.
Summer time presents unique challenges for San Diego parents with child custody issues
Summer is the favorite time of the year for children. Unfortunately, it presents unique challenges for San Diego parents who have gone through a child custody dispute. The types of issues I will be discussing over the next several posts include:
- Interstate child visitation
- Where the child will attend school during the coming year
- What happens if the child refuses to be a part of the visitation
- How a child’s drug use impacts child custody
- Returning a child after interstate visitation
The issues arise more often than one may think. Issues involving interstate visitation arise when one parent resides in San Diego and the other resides outside of California. This can be common following a divorce. Disputes over where a child will attend school arise when one parent has to move to another part of the city during the summer. The issue of a child refusing to cooperate with visitation orders will often arise in cases involving teenagers. Finally, the enjoyable atmosphere of our beautiful city, unfortunately sometimes results in a child engaging in drug use during the summer break.
Contact a San Diego, California family law attorney immediately if the summer months have created problems in your child custody case
Parents often make the mistake of waiting until the last minute to consult with an attorney about their situation. This is an error you must avoid. The Court process can take time and if your are facing any of the situations that arise between school years then you need to begin the process sooner rather than later.
If you are dealing with interstate visitation issues, such as a parent refusing to follow the requirements for summer contact during the child’s time away, then waiting to consult with an attorney means waiting to have your contact established. Each week you wait means another week of potentially not speaking with your child. Also, if you and the other parent are in disagreement over where the child will attend school during the coming year than waiting to consult with a lawyer may mean that the Judge will not decide which San Diego school the child will attend until after the school year. These are just some of the problems that can arise as a result of your waiting to consult with a lawyer. Contact a lawyer immediately if you are facing issues which impact the wellbeing of your child.