Child Visitation Lawyer in Long Island
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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 through visitations.
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