“If you believe that your visitation rights are not being upheld or are in jeopardy, we can help you explore your options and take appropriate legal action if necessary.” — Steven J. Mandel
When parents divorce or separate, or have never lived together, the children will typically live with one parent — the custodial parent — while the noncustodial parent will enjoy parenting time or visitation with the children. These visitation rights and arrangements vary from case to case.
In New York, visitation or parenting-time agreements may be formalized in a divorce decree, separation or settlement agreement, or family court agreement or Order. Changing a visitation schedule often requires the modification of this divorce decree, agreement or Order. It is important to note that parents who were never married to each other have the same rights as parents who are divorcing or separating with respect to their children.At The Mandel Law Firm, we help clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island; throughout Nassau and Westchester counties; and across the New York City metro area to establish workable visitation arrangements and resolve disputes over parental access or relocation during or after a divorce, separation, or other situation. Contact our offices in Midtown Manhattan today locally at (646) 770-3868 for a consultation.
“Parental relocation is not about what’s best for the parents; it’s about what’s best for the children.” — Steven J. Mandel, Attorney
Moving away is a complex decision filled with important legal ramifications. The court considers such factors as the age of the child, the noncustodial parent’s involvement with the child, and the ultimate best interest of the child before allowing a parent to move, especially if it is out of the country. If you are seeking to move with your child, or your ex-spouse or custodial parent wishes to move away with your child, our dedicated lawyers know how to make the law work for you and your child. We strive to be the best child custody and visitation attorneys we can so that you achieve the family dynamic you want and need.