Child Visitation Lawyer in Long Island
Long Island Divorce Lawyer – (631) 777-7200
If you did not win
child custody rights as part of your
divorce agreement or
legal separation, you will not be able to see your children without gaining visitation
rights. For some children, it can be a great detriment to not see both
of their parents after a divorce, so it is crucial for you and your ex-spouse
to consider your
child’s best interests when deciding on visitation. Whether you can work together with your ex
or not, the visitation petition needs to be brought to the court for approval,
which means it must be legally sound.
How is visitation handled by the state?
In New York, visitation is also called parenting time, as it allows the
noncustodial parent time to continue to develop their relationship with
the child. A visitation schedule must be created by either the parents
or the court.
A visitation schedule should include details for all of the following:
- Weekly schedules
- Holidays and school vacations
- Pick-up and drop-off times
- Transportation arrangements
Choosing the Right Type of Visitation
How often you see your children after a divorce as a parent has multiple
variables that must be considered. Your work schedule, your ex-spouse’s
personal schedule, and the schooling schedule of your children, in particular,
will weigh heavily on how your visitation calendar looks. You may see
your children for a short length of time every weekend, once a month for
a full day, or any other schedule that works.
No matter when you see your kids, there are three types of visitation:
Unsupervised - Visits that allow the noncustodial parent to spend time with their children
without the custodial parent or another caretaker being present. Unsupervised
visitations are more likely to be possible after an
uncontested divorce that ends amicably.
Supervised - If you are not allowed to be alone with your child, the court will
only permit supervised visits, if any at all. This may be the case if
domestic violence was a concern before or during the divorce.
Therapeutic - Counseling sessions to help parents learn how to cooperate for the
good of their children are known as therapeutic visitations, and require
a professional counselor, such as a behavioral therapists, to be present.
Get a Visitation Schedule in Order Today
Each day you do not work towards a workable visitation schedule is a day
that you are not going to see your children due to custody issues. At
Rubenfeld Law Firm, our Long Island divorce attorneys genuinely wants
to be the ones who help you and your family work out visitations that
consider everyone’s familial needs.
Schedule a consultation today to learn how we can help you rediscover a feeling of togetherness and hopefulness