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suffolk county Child Visitation Lawyers

A divorce can be very traumatic. There are a lot of issues that need to be hashed out before the parties go their separate ways. Domestic and family issues can often be complex and heated. When it comes down to children and issues involving child support and visitation, issues can definitely get ugly. Regardless of whether you are awarded custody or not, the non-custodial parent also has rights. If you find yourself in a position where you feel your rights are being denied, you should seek out a child visitation attorney to help you.

When the court decides on custody issues, they make their decision based on what is best for the child. There are a number of custody types. Their can be sole custody, joint custody or custody can be issued to a third party. With sole custody, the child’s primary residence will the with this parent. The other parent, unless restricted by the court, will have the right to visitation.

There are a number of factors that could decide how visitation and custody will go:

  • The child’s best interest
  • Who was the primary caretaker before the divorce
  • The physical and mental well-being of the child
  • The parent’s dependency on drugs or alcohol
  • Domestic violence claims
  • The parents work schedule
  • The relationship with parent and siblings

While the court prefers to issue joint custody, they will often do what is best for the child. If the court rules for a spouse to have sole custody, the other party has a right to visitation. In most cases, the court, along with both parties can decide on that. There are times, however, when one spouse does not want to comply with the ruling of the court. If this is the case, you need to get an attorney to fight for your rights.

Child visitation is a very important part of a divorce. As long as both parents are of sound mind and fit, they have every right to see their child. There sometimes when parents have been unreasonably denied the right to see their child. This is why you need someone with experience to argue for you. Don’t take anything for granite. And by all means, never go into a courtroom alone. This it the type of case where you will need a professional.

Going it alone can cause you many issues. If you attempt to speak for yourself, you could say something or even do something that could seriously jeopardize your case. Let an experienced professional do the talking for you. They will know exactly what to say to the court. An attorney can skillfully negotiate on your behalf to help you resolve your issues. This is essential in getting visitation.

It’s time to take a stand now. Don’t make the mistake of sleeping on your rights and accepting the status quo. A child needs both parents in their life. According to data, children perform much better in school, are more eager about becoming involved in extra curricular activities and are less likely to get in trouble when they have both parents tending to their needs.

If you are divorced and having issues with visitation, contact a skilled child visitation attorney to get your rights restored.

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