Suffolk County Visitation Lawyer

Visitation Issues

The decision to divorce is often one of the most difficult and emotionally stressful decisions a couple can face. When children are involved it can be even more complicated and emotionally charged. Although the interests of the child are of paramount importance when it comes to child custody and visitation, as a parent you have certain rights.

At the office of Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law, we have over 25 years of experience in the area of family law. We understand that this is probably one of the most difficult times our clients have to face and we are sensitive to their needs. We are committed to providing ethical and high quality service. We work closely with each individual, making sure that all of their concerns are understood and addressed and that our clients goals are aggressively pursued. The quality of service we provide is second to none, as evidenced by the people that use us and refer clients to us - including judges, attorneys, CPAs, business owners, doctors, teachers, police, firemen and homemakers.

Visitation Attorney in Suffolk County

During a divorce proceeding, the court will generally work with the parents and their attorneys to establish child custody and visitation rights. Under New York Law, a parent generally has the right to spend time with his or her child, even if that parent is not granted physical custody of the child. The most important factor is what is in the best interest of the child and this is carefully looked at by the court in making their determination. There are several factors that the judge will take into consideration. A few of these include:

  • The age and wishes of the child
  • Any history of domestic violence by the parent
  • Both the physical and mental health of the parent
  • The work schedule of the parents
  • The desire of the custodial parent to maintain the child's relationship with the other parent

In some cases, depending on the finding of the court, there may be circumstances under which the judge finds that it is not in the best interest of the child to grant the parent visitation rights. In addition, in some cases, the custodial parent might challenge the visitation rights of the other parent, or the child may refuse to visit with the noncustodial parent. Therefore, it is very important that you contact an experienced divorce attorney to protect your rights a parent.

Are you in the process of getting divorced? Do you have children? If so, then you should contact a Suffolk County divorce attorney in order to protect your rights as a parent.

Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law
Suffolk County Divorce Lawyer
Located at
5225 Route 347, Building 6, Suite 36
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776.
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Phone: (631) 629-6874
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