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Child Visitation

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 litigation, 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 scenarios:

  • 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.