Long Island Child Visitation Lawyers
Establishing and Modifying Visitation in Huntington, Suffolk & Nassau Counties
There are many aspects of divorce proceedings involving children that must
be understood and properly arranged for and negotiated. Once
divorce mediation or
uncontested divorce proceedings have started and
child custody becomes an issue, visitation and parenting schedules need to be established
for each parent. The parent without primary custody of the child has visitation
rights provided the parent is fit.
In certain cases, grandparents also can apply for visitation. Grandparents
also petition the Court for
visitation of a grandchild. While grandparents' rights definitely exist, they in no way guarantee
that visitation will be granted, but retaining the aggressive representation
of the experienced Long Island divorce attorneys at The Meyers Law Group,
P.C. is the first step.
Need Help Creating a Child Visitation Plan?
Every divorce lawyer knows that when it comes to children, everything possible
should be done to establish a stable environment for them. Even though
the parents are no longer together, it is still very possible to bring
up a healthy and happy child. We are proud to help you pursue a fair agreement
and fight to protect your relationship with your children.
We can assist parents with creating parenting plans in a wide range of
- Couples are divorcing
- One parent seeking to change the current visitation schedule
- The non-custodial parent seeking visitation rights
- The custodial parent seeking to deny visitation for the well-being and
protection of the children
- Grandparents seeking visitation rights to their grandchildren
If a more informal out of court proceeding is desired, ask us about our
NYS Certified Parenting Plan Mediation.
How New York Courts Decide on Visitation Matters
Courts often encourage parents to work out a feasible visitation schedule
between them. If parents cannot agree on a visitation agreement, the Court
will set forth a parenting schedule that is in the best interests of the
child. The Court generally wants both parents to be as involved in the
child's life as much as possible and will attempt to set a visitation
schedule that allows that. Visitation rights may be denied or drastically
limited, however, if a parent has shown behavior that could in some way
endanger the child or otherwise prove that that parent does not act in
the child's best interests.
Our Nassau & Suffolk County family lawyers may be able to help you
understand all the ins and outs of this aspect of family law.
Contact The Meyers Law Group, P.C. to learn about your visitation rights and to find out how we help you
protect your relationship with your children.