Suffolk County, NY Child Visitation Attorney
Representing clients with child visitation issues
Divorce can be an emotional and overwhelming ordeal for everyone involved. When a child is involved in a divorce, the matter is compounded by the impact to his or her life. Everyone’s goal should be to limit the effect of the divorce and pursue an end that has the best interests of the child in mind. Child visitation can be a significant topic for family members. Unfortunately, with emotions running high, child support and child custody can be devastating and even rip a family apart. Understandably, parents want to protect their relationship with their child. Issues like sole custody and a hostile custodial parent can jeopardize the child’s relationship with many people, including the noncustodial parent, grandparents, siblings, and step-siblings. If you are person being denied access to a child and believe that you deserve visitation rights, contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. for a consultation.
Child visitation and sole custody
In rare cases, a court deems a parent unfit to be a guardian. These cases are saved for people that cannot be trusted because of countless issues, including substance abuse, incarceration, institutionalization, and more. This is to ensure that everyone is acting in the best interest of the child. Even if one parent is the custodial parent and retains sole custody, New York believes that the unfit parent should have the ability to right their ship and become the parent the child deserves. Their visitation rights may be limited to supervised visits, but they do have rights. If you have lost physical and legal custody, our firm will fight for your right to visitation.
Order for visitation
Certain family members can request a court’s intervention to help them gain access to a child. An Order for Visitation is saved for specific people, including parents, grandparents, and siblings. Though these people have the right to request the court’s involvement, it does not mean that visitation will be ultimately granted. The court will decide on the matter with the best interest of the child in mind. Unfortunately, the list of family members that can file for an Order for Visitation is small and does not include stepparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. When a family cannot establish a visitation schedule that works for everyone or a custodial parent denied access to a child, requesting an Order of Visitation may be a necessary option.
Contact an experienced Long Island child visitation attorney
Child visitation can be a significant legal matter for families. It is important that one have quality legal support through the process of requesting an Order for Visitation. Whether you are a family member requesting one or a parent facing a request, contact our firm to discuss your legal matter and see how we can work to protect your future. If you need a consultation, contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. today.