How do I make custody exchange a safe event?

By |2022-10-07T09:49:41+00:0004 Jul 2018|Categories: Child Custody|

Exchanging the custody of your children with the other parent, who might be your former spouse, can very well be an awkward and difficult situation. Adults need to do everything in their power to make the situation as safe as possible for everyone involved, especially the children. So, how do you make custody exchange a safe event in California?

You need to choose a neutral location for the exchange and make sure it is the location used for every exchange. Don’t pick up the child at the other parent’s house and vice versa. Use a neutral spot like a police station, fire station, public library or even the child’s school. This will help both parents feel comfortable with the other, especially when there are quite a few members of the public present.

Set a time for the exchange and make sure you are never late. If you are running late due to traffic or some other circumstance beyond your control, you should always let the other parent know so he or she doesn’t think you are taking your time or ignoring the arrangement.

If the relationship between you and the other parent is not a good one, you should ask a neutral third party to attend the exchanges. This can be a teacher of the child, a police officer or another member of the public who is present. The third party can even make the exchange so you don’t have to speak with the other parent.

The exchange of child custody is an important part of every child custody arrangement. If you follow the tips outlined in this post, everyone involved in the exchange should feel safe when meeting at the designated spot in Orange, California.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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