Steven E. Shumer, ESQ.   

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"Visitation" is now also known as "parenting time."  The terminology has changed to reflect the fact that time spent with a child(ren) should be quality time between a parent and child(ren) to promote the relationship and bond, rather than be deemed just a "visit" by the non-residential parent.  Each parent, unless deemed a danger or risk to the safety/well being of a child(ren), has indisputable rights to regular time with his/her child(ren).  Through the Family Court, a parent can petition for a specific parenting time schedule, or to enforce his/her rights to parenting time.  It is always preferable for the parents to come to an agreement on a parenting time schedule but if they are unable to do so, the court will ultimately impose a schedule that it believes is in the best interests of the child(ren), taking into consideration parent work schedules, child(ren)'s school and extra curricular activity schedules, and similar factors.  If a settlement on the issue cannot be reached out of court, it is best to consult with an experienced attorney to address the parenting time issue, to secure the absolute right to time with your child(ren).

At Berger, Fischoff  & Shumer, LLP we provide experienced, aggressive and affordable legal services to our Long Island clients.  We handle even the most complex and contentious disputes with the utmost discretion.  We  understand the sensitive nature of the issues you are being faced with.  

Visitation | Parenting Time

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