Did you know there are certain factors that can impact your visitation or being rewarded custody of your child? If you are trying to get custody of your child, you should know that everything in your past and in your life currently is taken into account of whether you’ll be granted child custody and visitation. If you are going through a custody battle, then take the time to talk to a family lawyer at Lopez & Wilmert. Located in La Mesa, CA, we specialize in family law. We have the necessary experience with divorce, adoption, child custody, child support, and move-away orders to name a few of the services we offer. If you want to learn more about child custody and what you need to do to have a better chance of being rewarded child custody, then take the time to learn more in our blogs. Read The Best Interests of The Child, What You Need To Know Going Into A Child Custody Battle, What Are The Rights Of An Unmarried Father In California?, and What To Know About Child Custody. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over the factors that can impact you gaining the custody of your child or being awarded visitation.

Three Factors That Will Affect Visitation And Child Custody

If you are seeking child custody or at least visitation, then you need to know some of the factors that can harm your child custody case. There are several influences for your child custody and visitation rights and these are just some of them. If you’re going through a child custody battle, then you need to hire a lawyer who has the necessary experience to help you achieve success. Child custody battles are always difficult to predict, but if you’re on your best behavior and follow your family lawyer’s advice, you’ll be able to focus solely on obtaining custody of your child. Each situation is different and in the end the court will base the decision on the child’s best interests. However, by showing yourself in a good light and taking these factors into consideration you’ll be able to achieve your goal.

A Stable Living Situation

The first factor that can affect your visitation and child custody rights is your living situation. A stable living situation means you’re able to provide for the child, there’s a safe environment, and there is moral support, love, and guidance in the home. When a stable living situation is established, the child will have a positive emotional and social development. The reason you need to prove you have a stable living situation is so the child can be a productive member of society with both positive emotional and functional development. If you don’t have a stable living situation, then it can be detrimental to your case of gaining custody of your child. Having a stable living situation is one of the most important factors to how it could affect your desire for visitation and custody.

Your Health

The state of your mental and physical health is also a factor in achieving visitation and child custody. If you suffer from mental or physical health challenges, then the chances of you obtaining child custody can be slim. To be a functioning parent and to care properly for the child, you have to be healthy both mentally and physically. If there is something to compromise your physical or mental health, then it can damage your chances of being a suitable parent to take care of the child. The court will side with the parent who is stable mentally and physically healthy. For example, if you have anger issues or you are struggling with a physical health condition, the court might side against you. The lack of health on the parents part shows that they are not healthy enough to care for a child the way they need to be cared for.

Domestic Violence

Lastly, the third factor of what can be detrimental in a child custody battle is domestic violence. Domestic violence is something the court will always rule against. If you have a history of violence, then chances are the court will rule against you in your wishes to obtain custody of your child. Domestic violence can be seen as violence against the child, the other parent, a history of abuse, and neglect. Even emotional abuse is seen as domestic violence. The court will inevitably side with the parent that has the safest environment for the child.

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