Child Visitation

Rockland County Child Visitation Attorney

young father with his little daughter reads the BibleRepresenting clients facing child visitation matters

Divorce can have a serious impact on the family. A child that is in the middle of an emotionally driven divorce case can be seriously affected by the outcome. Child custody and child support issues can rip a family apart. Through it all, parents work to protect their relationship with their child. Things like sole custody and a hostile custodial parent can put a familial relationship in danger. New York courts always focus on what is best for the child. When it comes to child visitation matters, it is important to have an attorney on your side. If you need quality legal support from an effective and compassionate attorney, contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C. for a consultation.

Sole custody and child visitation

Sole custody means that a parent has been deemed unfit by a court and cannot be trusted to take care of a child. This is rarely awarded to one parent. When it is, the rights of the other, non-custodial parent are seriously diminished and they lose the right to make important decisions in his or her child’s life. This does not mean that they lose the right to visit with their child. If one parent is unfit, they should have the chance to become the parent their child deserves through supervised visitations. In the future, this parent may even be able to change the custody structure.

Order for visitation

If you are faced with a hostile custodial parent, a petition seeking an order of visitation may be filed to request intervention by the court. Parents are not the only ones who can file a request. Some of the people that can file a petition for the court include:

  • Grandparents
  • Siblings
  • Step-siblings

Unfortunately, New York will not award visitation to many other family members, including stepparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Of course, when deciding on these cases, New York courts will always act in the best interests of the child.

Contact a Rockland County child visitation attorney

It can be devastating to be purposefully cut off from a loved one, especially a child. When a family member needs a court’s intervention to grant access to a child, they need the proper legal support to see the matter through. It is important to pick an experienced attorney that can effectively represent your needs and convince the court that the custodial parent is not acting in the best interests of the child. If you need a compassionate and effective legal team, contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C. for a consultation today.