Custody and Visitation Schedule Guidelines

No matter the situation, trying to determine custody rights and a visitation schedule can be difficult and frustrating. At the Law Office of Olga A. Koplik in California, our child visitation attorneys specialize in helping you and your family determine the right visitation schedule and helping you to reach a deal without the hassle. Whether you are the sole legal and physical guardian of your child(ren) or you are in a joint custody situation, we can help! Here are a few things to consider when developing and evaluating your family’s custody and visitation schedule. If you are looking for legal help when it comes to creating this schedule, reach out to a child visitation attorney at the Law Office of Olga A. Koplik today!


Things to Consider

When initially looking at developing a visitation schedule, there are a few things to consider when getting started. First? It’s smart to get you and your family into a weekly or monthly routine. This routine may include a visitation on weekends, some (but not all) holidays, overnight stays, and extended stays during time off. Second, you must take into account the type of custody you have. These types include:

  • Sole legal and sole physical custody

  • Joint legal and sole physical custody

  • Joint legal and joint physical custody

Whatever your situation might be, our incredible child visitation lawyers can help you find a schedule that works. Reach out to us today to get started!


A Typical Visitation Schedule

In many cases, a typical visitation schedule will include visitation every other weekend and overnight stays during that time. Many schedules also include extended stays during the summer, especially if one party has summers off. This is all dependent on the work schedule and availability of both parties as well as the legal condition of your family’s separation. However, while this is a typical schedule, this is usually fully customizable to fit your schedule.



There are tons of options to customize the visitation schedule for the non-custodial parent. For instance, if one parent lives in another state, visiting every other weekend would likely be too difficult. If this is the case, maybe doing longer, overnight visitation once a month or once every two months would be more doable. However, as difficult as it might be, we do recommend encouraging your children to have a good relationship with your ex so that as they become older, that relationship is established. Whatever your customized schedule needs are, our incredible child visitation attorneys can help you decide what’s best and what works for you and your ex to build that relationship with your children.


Make it Official

Once you have developed a plan and customized it to fit your needs and the needs of your children, it’s time to put it in writing. This achieves several things. The first is that putting this plan in writing provides an opportunity to file it with the state giving some legal backing to the official visitation plan. The second is that it helps you and your ex to stick to the plan. As some of the best child visitation attorneys in Placer and Sacramento counties, we often see how easy it is to let that schedule slip and lose track of the parent-child relationship. We don’t want that to happen, so we encourage all of our clients to put that visitation schedule into writing.

Whatever your custody situation might be, our child visitation lawyers can help you find a visitation schedule that benefits you and your kids. We understand the importance of developing and building a relationship with your kids, so we would love to help you and your ex do exactly that! For more information about our services and how we can help develop a visitation plan that fits, reach out to the Law Office of Olga A. Koplik for your legal separation needs.