Category Archives: Visitation

How Does Religion Factor into Custody Arrangements?

In some circumstances, courts may look at the way children are impacted by religion in determining which parent will get child custody in a divorce. It is one of five decisions made by married parents that must be made jointly, alongside decisions of residence, health care, recreation and education.  As courts analyze how religion impacts… Read More »

Protecting Parents from Unfounded Charges of Neglect from Child Protective Services

My firm has handled thousands of cases involving Child Protective Services (CPS) neglect allegations and we have recently won a published appeal that has clarified the law in connection with the CPS definition of neglect.  Teachers, doctors and others in certain professions have mandatory rules that force them to report anything that could be deemed… Read More »

Different Types of Child Custody Arrangements

Depending on the circumstances of your relationship and divorce, courts may choose from any of a variety of types of child custody arrangements. While courts may draft unique arrangements based on your divorce, there are typically four different types of child custody arrangements that are used:  Legal custody. A person who has legal custody a… Read More »

What are the Basic Rights of Children in a Divorce?

As you go through your divorce, the court system will determine your ability to meet the basic needs and rights of your children when setting child custody arrangements. Your ability to meet these needs determines how fit you are to be a primary custodian.  Some examples of those basic needs and rights include:  Quality education…. Read More »

Enforcing Your Right to Child Visitation

If you have not been granted full custody of your children, the courts have likely given you a specific visitation arrangement that will enable you to see them. There are a variety of types of visitation, including weekend visitation, supervised visitation and more. If anyone attempts to interfere with your rights of visitation, there are… Read More »

Elements of Visitation Schedules for Non-Custodial Parents

Visitation to minor children is available in divorces for when one parent has sole custodial rights over the children. There are various state laws in place governing visitation, in terms of time, frequency and the types of visits allowed. Here are various elements of visitation plans that you will need to be familiar with if… Read More »

Protecting Your Children in a Divorce

A divorce can be a traumatic experience for everyone involved, but especially for kids. If you have children and are in the process of going through a divorce, you should consider the following tips. Listed below are some tips to help you protect your kids from your divorce and ensure your children’s well-being during divorce:… Read More »

Do Grandma and Grandpa Have any Rights to Visitation in New York?

Divorce affects all who are touched by it and grandparents are among those likely to be injured. Grandparents are often left out in the cold in terms of custody and visitation. While many jurisdictions are slowly granting grandparents rights to see their grandchildren, New York is far from being on the cutting edge in this… Read More »

Virtual Visitation

Face-to-face interactions are no longer the only way for non-custodial parents to have contact with their children. Skype, Google chat, video phone and various Internet options allow parents to visit with their youngsters no matter where they are located. Phones and computers can be used to schedule time for chatting, for reading a bedtime story… Read More »

Unfairly Accused of Child Abuse: Understanding the ACS and CPS Investigation

Getting a phone call from an agent of Child Protective Services (CPS) or Administration for Children’s Services is frightening. An indictment can result in the loss of your child or the implementation of a service plan that interferes with your relationship. Even unfounded cases can have traumatic effects on your record and your closeness with… Read More »