No matter what side of a visitation case you are on, you will want to obtain the legal guidance of our firm to help you navigate the legal process. We can help you fight for your right to visitation or help you protect your children if a parenting plan has been violated. The parent who does not receive rights to physical custody of a child will likely receive the opportunity to obtain visitation rights. At Sunshine & Feinstein, we can use all of our available resources and experience to protect your rights during your visitation case.
When a child custody order is disputed, visitation is often awarded to the non-custodial parent of a sole custodial arrangement. New York courts presume that frequent and meaningful contact with both parents is important to the development of the child. Non-custodial parents are typically only denied visitation rights under extreme conditions, such as if there is evidence of harm to the child. The judge will take into account various considerations to ensure that the child’s best interests are protected.
As courts determine the best interests of the child for the family’s child visitation order, they will select one of the following options: