Child Visitation Rights in New York | What to Know

Child Visitation Rights in New York | What to Know

New Jersey courts will always make their decisions based on the best interests of the child. If you have any questions or concerns about child visitation rights, contact our experienced New York family law attorneys at The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. today. Our firm is committed to you and your family’s best interests.

What is sole custody and how does that influence child visitation rights in New York?

Sole custody allows for one parent to have full legal and physical custody of the child. This means that one parent possesses the important decision-making authority, and also provides the child his or her primary residence. Sole custody is not very common and may be awarded when the court finds that the other parent is unfit to parent the child.

New York courts will always make their decisions with the child’s best interest in mind. Because of this, even if one parent is awarded sole custody, New York courts believe that the other parent can still have the opportunity to prove that they can be a positive part of their child’s life.

What is an order for visitation?

If you are a parent without legal or physical custody of your child and would like to receive visitation rights, you will likely have to file a petition seeking an order of visitation to get a court-ordered visitation schedule. Depending on the circumstances and the court order, child visitation time can be supervised or unsupervised. In some cases, visitation can be modified after the fact due to unforeseen circumstances. The court will always act in the best interests of the child, and if that applies, will order visitation.

If you are a parent seeking child visitation rights, contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. to obtain more information on the order for visitation. Our experienced legal team can help you navigate through this process.

How does mediation work in regard to child visitation determinations?

In some situations, parents would rather not spend money and time in court. Mediation is the use of a third party in order to come to an agreement outside court. Mediation is voluntary, confidential, and allows for parents to communicate concerns about their child positively and effectively. People may prefer mediation because families are able to come to a more manageable conclusion that everyone can abide by.

If you have questions about child visitation or are considering mediation as a dispute resolution method, contact our experienced family law attorneys to learn more about your options.

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