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Queens Law Firm Counsels You on Child Visitation Rights

Visitation rights attorneys explain your options

Divorce often strains the relationship between children and one or both of their parents. That’s why child custody and visitation rights should be parents’ top concerns during a divorce. The Queens County attorneys at Sager Gellerman Eisner Attorneys at Law help you pursue your legal options so you can continue to play a meaningful role in your child’s life.

How to pursue visitation rights

To establish or modify child custody or visitation rights, you must petition the family court. Parents as well as other relatives, such as aunts, uncles or grandparents, may request visitation. In all cases, the court evaluates the request based on what’s in the child’s best interest. Whether you are seeking visitation or challenging a visitation petition, our Queens attorneys build a persuasive case and present it to the court.

What the court considers

The court considers a number of factors in determining visitation rights, including:

  • The mental health of each parent
  • The parents’ work schedules
  • Any history of child or spousal abuse
  • The rationale for any prior child custody arrangements
  • Which parent has a closer bond with the child

Our knowledgeable family law attorneys meticulously prepare the evidence and arguments that are most likely to convince the court to grant your request. We are particularly sensitive to the issues surrounding visitation disputes involving professionals and high-net-worth individuals.

Negotiating a parenting plan

As an alternative to the adversarial process, you may choose to negotiate a parenting plan with your ex-spouse. Once the parties have agreed on the terms of a plan, the court reviews it and must approve it before it can take effect. Throughout the process, our attorneys respect the non-adversarial intent of the negotiation process while remaining focused on protecting your rights and those of your children.

Contact our Nassau County law firm for child visitation advice

Our attorneys help you maintain your relationship with your child. You can reach us through our online contact form or call us at 347.625.1038 for a consultation. From our offices in Queens and Forest Hills, we serve clients in Nassau and Queens Counties and the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.