Category Archives: Visitation

Dealing with Custody and Visitation Issues Linked to Coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has overwhelmed many of our institutions and touched every facet of people’s lives. Along with other concerns, parents who live apart need to understand how this upheaval might affect their custody and visitation arrangements. Specific areas where COVID-19-related issues call for prompt help from a knowledgeable New York family law attorney… Read More »

What You Should Know About Supervised Visitation

Supervised visitation occurs when a noncustodial parent visits with the child only when supervised by another adult. This type of arrangement is set to ensure the child’s safety while also supporting an ongoing, positive relationship between the parent and child. Situations in which a court might prescribe supervised visitation include: If there has been a… Read More »

Is It Required to Have a Separate Bedroom to Have Overnight Visitation With Your Child?

If you are a noncustodial parent who has regularly scheduled visitation with your child, you might be wondering what rules exist for overnight visitations. One common question people have is whether or not they are required to have a separate bedroom specifically for their child during these visitations, if overnight stays are to be allowed…. Read More »

What to Do if an Ex is Preventing You From Visiting Your Children

While there are plenty of divorced parents around the United States that manage to successfully co-parent with each other, there are also plenty of examples of parents who simply cannot get along and constantly find themselves in custody and visitation battles. If you are the visiting parent, you have a court-appointed right to see your… Read More »

What You Should Know About Custody, Visitation Rights for Extended Family

In some situations, certain extended family members of either spouse (such as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins) may wonder what rights they have to visit or even take custody of a child. While there are some limited visitation rights available for some extended family members (and only if the parents approve of the visitation), custody… Read More »

New York Divorce and Custody Lawyer Warns of a Lack of Law Governing Medical Marijuana and Custody, Care and Visitation of Children

By now Bryan L. Salamone, Esq. handles almost 1,000 divorce and family law cases a year and in 2017, he was confronted with more than one dozen cases involving custody, care and visitation of minor children by a parent or parents who use prescribed medical marijuana. In many custody cases, the issues are driving the… Read More »

What If Your Spouse Doesn’t Visit Your Kids During the Divorce Process?

As you approach your divorce, you will negotiate a visitation schedule as part of your custody arrangements. This schedule outlines the time each parent will spend with the child, including visits made by the noncustodial spouse. If the noncustodial spouse does not comply with these visitation times, he or she risks losing some visitation privileges…. Read More »

Why Courts Order Supervised Visitation

Under New York law, courts decide custody and visitation matters in “the best interests of the child.” Generally, there is a presumption that frequent, meaningful contact with both parents is in the child’s best interest, so even if one party to a divorce can’t share custody, that parent gets regular visitation or parenting time. Visitation… Read More »

What to Do When Visitation Rights are Violated

Visitation terms are included in divorce settlements so that noncustodial parents have a legal right to spend time with their children. It is important to know that visitation terms are court orders that must be upheld. If your visitation rights are being violated, consider the following suggestions: Keep track: Maintain a written account of each… Read More »

Putting Together a Solid Transportation Plan for Visitations

When parents get divorced, one of the child custody considerations they will have to make is when the non-custodial parent will have visitation time and how children will get to and from those scheduled visitations. One of the best ways to strengthen these visitation plans is to include a thorough transportation plan so that everyone… Read More »