Long Island Visitation Lawyers
Defend Your Parental Rights in Huntington & Suffolk County, NY
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 rolling and
child custody has been determined, visitation schedules for parenting time need to be
established for each parent. The parent without primary custody of the
child has definite visitation rights.
Parents are not the only relations of a child that can apply for visitation rights.
Grandparental rights can be used to 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 Meyers Law Group, P.C. is the first step.
Common Visitation Disputes
Every Long Island
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.
If a more informal out of court proceeding is desired, ask us about our
NYS Certified Parenting Plan Mediation. Some of the most common visitation
cases include such circumstances as:
- Couples 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 wellbeing and protection
of the children
- Grandparents seeking visitation rights to their grandchildren
The Court’s Impact on Visitation
Visitation schedules are determined by the court in the best interests
of the child. The court generally wants both parents to be as involved
in the child's life 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 proves that that parent does not act in
the child's best interests.
Our 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.