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It is imperative to establish a proper child visitation schedule and gain visitation rights. It eases the stress and fear associated with divorce or any other family law matter. Getting the help of a professional like ours at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. is the first step to regaining your peace of mind.

At the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C., we realize how important seeing your child, or children, on a consistent schedule is to your life. That is why we will help and support you through your visitation rights’ issues using our:

  • Decades of family law experience in New York;
  • Prompt and responsive client service; and
  • Tailored legal strategies.

Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. The visitation rights attorneys at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. will discuss New York’s child visitation rights with you, and then explain how this can affect your relationship with your child and how to make the most meaningful impact on your child while ensuring their best interests throughout this process.

A Manhattan Visitation Rights Attorney Can Help You

Not only do visitation rights attorneys, like ours at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. increase the chances you will meet your child visitation goals, but they can do so in a way that decreases the impact a visitation rights conflict can have on your children.

There are various ways your visitation rights attorney from the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. can help you solve your visitation rights arrangements.

Our attorneys can do the following, and more:

  • Negotiate an arrangement directly with the other parent’s attorney;
  • Help you settle a visitation schedule in the form of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation; or
  • Represent your interests in any unresolved interests before the court.

Settling your dispute through compromise often creates the best outcome for everyone involved in your visitation rights case, including your children. The best interests of your children is the court’s guide in making visitation decisions, and our Manhattan visitation rights Lawyers from the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark will keep this and your expectations in mind while working towards the best possible solution for your situation.

What Are Custody and Visitation Rights in Manhattan?

Child custody and visitation run hand-in-hand in Manhattan’s family courts. Courts generally resolve both matters simultaneously. The parent with sole custody of the child will either arrange a visitation schedule with the non-custodial parent, or the court will order a visitation schedule on the non-custodial parent’s behalf.

Whether visitation is a separately filed legal action or part of a larger custody order, the court orders visitation based on the “best interest of the child.” The court encourages a relationship between the child and both parents; therefore, without some significant parental downfall, the court will grant a visitation order.

The Best Interest of the Child in Manhattan Family Law

The best interest of the child in family law refers to the factors the court considers when awarding custody and visitation with a child. This standard applies in any of the following family law cases:

  • Custody;
  • Parental rights;
  • Adoption; and
  • Visitation.

The child’s health and safety are the court’s priority. Beyond these factors, the court contemplates the following:

  • Which parent is the child’s primary caregiver;
  • Each parent’s parenting skills;
  • The parent’s mental and physical health;
  • Any domestic violence in the family;
  • Each parent’s work schedules and child care plans;
  • The child’s relationships with siblings and other family members;
  • Depending on maturity, the child’s wishes; and
  • Each parent’s ability to cooperate with and encourage the child’s relationship with the other parent.

Contact a Manhattan Visitation Rights Lawyer

To learn more about New York’s best interest factors or types of visitation available in your specific case, contact the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. Our  Manhattan visitation rights attorneys are proficient in all areas of child custody and visitation and can answer your most pressing family law and visitation questions.

We proudly can help you meet your goals while preserving your relationship with your child. Meet with one of our visitation rights attorneys at your earliest convenience by calling our Manhattan office today.