Visitation & Parenting Time Attorneys on Long Island
Negotiate Your Parenting Time Schedule with Help from The Pickney Law Firm
When determining custody arrangements, separating parents will also have to draft a parenting time schedule. This schedule outlines when each parent will have physical custody or visitation time with the children. A parenting time schedule can be arranged and agreed on by the parents or left to the court to create.
Understandably, each parent usually wants to retain as much parenting time as possible. This can lead to heated debates and disagreements over parenting time schedules. At The Pickney Law Firm, we can help you negotiate a schedule that achieves your goals while reflecting your child’s best interests. Our Long Island parenting time attorneys have the negotiation and litigation skills needed to ensure a positive result at the end of your case.
Visitation in New York
Typically, one parent is deemed the “custodial parent,” meaning that the children primarily reside with that parent, while the other parent – known as the “non-custodial” parent – would have visitation or parenting time with the children.
A non-custodial parent might have parenting time:
- Every other weekend, from Friday after school until Sunday evening
- For a midweek visit for dinner, and possibly overnight
- Half of holiday and vacation times (split evenly between the parties)
- For two weeks of uninterrupted time during the summer
Of course, many variations of this schedule are possible. A parent who has been actively involved in the lives of their children may be entitled to a far more expansive schedule of visitation.
Changing a Visitation Schedule
To modify the visitation schedule, you must file the petition for child custody modification. Both you and the child's other parent will bring the case to a hearing with a judge present. The judge will then make a decision, based on the circumstances, to determine whether or not the modification will suit the child's well-being.
Retain a Knowledgeable Lawyer
At The Pickney Law Firm, we have the experience to assist you in seeking a visitation schedule that is appropriate for your particular circumstances. Our Long Island visitation attorneys understand how important this schedule is to you and want to ensure that you retain as much parenting time as possible. We can also assist you with modifications to an existing visitation schedule.
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