When working on child custody and visitation matters, it is always important to keep in mind what the overall goal is—the best interest of the child
Tustin, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
A Wallin & Klarich attorney assisted a client in obtaining child custody and visitation orders that were ruled by the court to be in the best interest of the client’s child. The knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney Yvette Ochoa managed this feat by showing to the judge that monitored visitation was in the best emotional interest of the child as monitored visitation would help the child smoothly adjust to having his father in his life again.
“When working on child custody and visitation matters, it is always important to keep in mind what the overall goal is—the best interest of the child. Although it is important to take into consideration what each parent says and wants as custody and visitation order, it is my job as an attorney to focus on the child and help my client understand that custody and visitation orders are not about the parents, but about the child. In this particular case, I was very fortunate to have a client who is a loving mother and truly wanted what was in the best interest of the child. And in the end, I was able to not only accomplish what my client wanted, but also what was in the best interest of the child,” reports Attorney Ochoa.
According to the Los Angeles Superior Court—Central District record, the child in question in this case was 13 years old at the time and had been his entire life in the primary care of his mother, a Wallin & Klarich client. According to the same court record, the child’s father (“the father”) has a long criminal history and had been in and out in the child’s life. For example, in the past two years, the father only saw the child on about 6 occasions.
The client and the father cooperated in drafting a stipulation and order, according to court record. No judge intervention was then needed. The client and the father agreed that the client would have “sole physical custody” of the child and would inform the father about the child’s doctor appointments, school functions and extracurricular activities. The client would have “sole physical custody,” meaning that the child is to live with her. The father would have visitation rights. The client wanted visitation to be monitored in order to help the child cope with his father being back in his life and for the child’s overall emotional well-being. The father disagreed that visitation should be monitored according to court record.
The issue of monitored visitation was presented to the judge, who ruled in favor of the client due to Attorney Ochoa’s strategic efforts according to court documents. Attorney Ochoa explained how monitored visitation would further the child’s emotional best interest. The judge became convinced that monitored visitation was reasonable and ruled in favor Attorney Ochoa’s client. Due to Attorney Ochoa’s knowledge and experience, the client got a favorable outcome that was in the best interest of the child.
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