You have a right to see your children regardless of what sort of custody arrangement is settled upon following a divorce, and this right cannot be infringed upon unless it can be clearly demonstrated that your presence would cause physical or emotional harm to the child. Additionally, it must be proven that there are no alternative forms of visitation which might suffice and that complete termination is the only option.
This is rarely the case, and there are a wide range of visitation schedules which divorced couples throughout the state implement in order to maintain positive and meaningful contact with their children following the separation. To learn more about your parenting and visitation rights, contact the experienced Monmouth County child visitation attorneys of Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., at (732) 898-2378.
Types of Schedules
Under New Jersey law, almost any form of visitation schedule is possible when both parents are in agreement, making it easier for parents to find a schedule tailored to their careers and schedules which allows for meaningful contact with the children. Visitation is often a source of disputes in contested divorces where one party is seeking sole custody. Common visitation schedules involve the non-custodial parent spending time with the child on alternating weekends with a regular mid-week evening visitation included, but these types of schedules can be modified as appropriate for each individual situation.
Once a visitation arrangement is in place, it is the responsibility of the custodial parent to comply with visitation. Consistently failing to comply with the agreement can ultimately result in a transfer of custody if the non-custodial parent’s rights are being continuously abused.
At Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., we understand how important it is for parents to be able to spend time with their children following a divorce. We can work on your behalf to find a visitation arrangement that suits your needs as well as the needs of your children. For a free consultation to discuss the details of your case, contact our experienced Monmouth County child visitation lawyers by calling (732) 898-2378 today.