NYC Visitation Attorney
Protecting Parental Visitation Rights
The Family Law Court believes that children benefit from the influence
of two parents. The custody issue will be determined by who is best suited
to provide care to the children, often both parents. Custody can be given
to both parents equally as in shared custody, or custody can be ordered
on an alternating basis.
Custody may be one of the most sensitive issues in a divorce. Our NYC child
visitation lawyer at H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. understands
how sensitive this issue can be. Our compassionate handling of this issue
has contributed to our Client Choice Award from Avvo® Corporation
last year. Over twenty years of experience with distraught parents and
grandparents has helped us to hone our skills and become very proficient
in helping clients resolve these difficult matters.
The Best Interest of the Children
The Family Law Court will always consider what is in the best interest
of the children of a marriage. Consider what will happen in the following
- If one parent appears more capable of providing a stable environment, that
parent may be awarded primary custody. The custodial parent will spend
the greater share of time with the child.
- In shared custody circumstances, both parents will be sharing the parental
- In some custody cases, the court determines that only one parent is capable
of providing a stable household for the children and will award sole custody
to that parent. In these cases a visitation order will need be issued
that outlines the schedule of regular visitation with the children.
- If the custodial parent fears for the safety of the children during visitation
and this is supported by facts, court-ordered supervised visitation can
Grandparents' rights may be acknowledged by the court. A grandparent can seek a visitation
order as can other relatives of the children, but may or may not be granted,
based upon the situation. Modifications of visitation orders can be sought
if the circumstances that prompted a sole custody order have changed.
Contact Our NYC Divorce Team for Assistance
When dealing with custody orders it is wise to retain a prominent NYC child
custody attorney to represent your parental rights.
Contact us to begin the conversation. We look forward to working with you.