We Focus on the Child’s Best Interests in Visitation Cases in NY
When it comes to child visitation and custody, the parents often want what is best for their child, but also what is best for them. It is vital that the child is the focus of the case because all of the disagreements and arrangements affect your child. At Divorce Lawyer NY, we focus on you, but our primary focus is on your child in a visitation and access case. We want what works best for everyone and will see to it that everyone is happy with the end result.
One of the most heartbreaking things a child can go through is the divorce of their parents and the custody battle that typically ensues. Our divorce lawyer is a parent too and understands just how gut wrenching the whole process is. When you are looking for an experienced and skilled child visitation and access attorney, contact our office for a FREE consultation.
Understanding Child Custody and Visitation
Child custody in New York is divided into two parts, which include physical custody of the child and legal custody of the child. Each one means something different and any arrangement is possible between two parents. It is very possible for one parent to have physical custody while the other has legal custody.
When the court hears a child custody case, it will determine what is best for the child. The child’s interests are the first and main priority, so you must bear this in mind as well.
The term visitation often refers to the time that the non-custodial parent gets to spend with his or her child. A parent, whether custodial or non-custodial, should not “visit” with their child, but should raise his or her own child. We do not like the word visitation, but it is the word used and we will help you gain as much parenting time or visitation as we can.
When it comes to visitation and custody of your child, some of the situations we can help you with include:
- Modification of a visitation schedule
- Enforcement of visitation agreements
- Protection of your rights
- Moving and relocation custody issues
- Modification of a parenting plan
- Grandparent’s rights and visitation
Emergency Intervention for Child Custody in NY
Sometimes, there are situations that may arise where you need to seek out emergency child custody and we can help you with that. Some of the circumstances that may require emergency intervention include:
- Child abuse or neglect by the other parent
- You think your ex-spouse may run off or relocate with your child
- If the child is in immediate danger with the other parent
If you would like to learn more about child visitation, now is the time to contact Divorce Lawyer NY. We are committed to helping you and walking you through the entire process. Call our office now to receive a FREE consultation with our divorce attorney.