Visitation is a huge part of child custody cases. You and your child need time together so you can build and maintain a relationship. This can't happen if you aren't able to see your child. As we discussed in a previous blog post, visitation schedules vary from one case to the next. The important thing to remember is that your child's best interests must remain at the heart of the case.
When you think about visitation, you have to think about how you can make that time with your child special. Think about the things your child enjoys so that you can use that to build plans for your time together.
It is easy to lose focus on what is truly important when you are in the midst of a child custody case. As tempting as it is to try to make life difficult for your ex, that isn't what is best for your child. Instead, work with your ex to make your child's life pleasant. Show your child that adults can work together amicably even when they don't really get along.
As you spend time with your child, you are shaping your child into the person he or she will become as an adult. Even if you only have your child in short spurts or can only see your child periodically due to distance between you and the child, you can still find ways to weave yourself into the child's life.
We can help you to evaluate the options that are open for child custody and visitation. You might be surprised at how creative child custody can help you find ways to connect with your child.