When it comes to visitation issues for children of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals, California courts have been abundantly clear that the best interests of the child reign supreme. Unfortunately, the courts have not ruled on cases specifically involving visitation rights for transgendered people, so that is murkier.
In California, LGB couples who use assisted reproduction are considered co-parents. The courts have a preference for awarding custody to the parent who is most likely to allow the other parent “frequent and continuing contact” with the child. This paves the way for reasonable visitation agreements to be formed.
In instances where LGB couples are not married and are not registered partners, it may be more difficult for the non-biological parent to obtain gay visitation rights. Nevertheless, the Gay Family Law Center stands ready to assist you in asserting that the interests of the child would be best served by continuing contact with the non-biological parent.
Just like families, family challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Some are universal, while others are specific to the LGBT experience. Some LGBT family law issues are straightforward and easily managed, while others are complicated and arduous. At the Gay Family Law Center, we understand that family law isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition.
The Gay Family Law Center has an unparalleled depth and breadth of knowledge in LGBT child visitation issues. And, because we exclusively serve the LGBT community in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, we understand your concerns and honor your unique experience. Our family attorneys have deep expertise in LGBT family law and an unwavering commitment to achieve the best outcome for you and your family.
If you’re part of the Greater Los Angeles LGBT community and are dealing with child visitation issues, it’s crucial to get legal assistance from the Gay Family Law Center.
Remember, when it comes to LGBT family law, you deserve a firm that understands how the nuances of the law can impact you. You deserve a firm that stands by your side. You deserve the Gay Family Law Center.
Give us a call today at 855-LAW-LGBT (855-529-5428) to receive a free consultation without any obligation.