Visitation is a right that is granted to most biological parents of children born out of wedlock after paternity is established, and in the case of divorce where one parent is not granted custody rights. Visitation rights are almost always granted to the non-custodial parent; these schedules may include visitation every other weekend, every other holiday, and if the parents live close by, then one night per week. If you are the non-custodial parent of your child, then you may have rights to visitation and it is imperative that you speak with our firm to pursue your rights.
In the case of a child being born outside of wedlock, the biological father has no rights until paternity is established; this can be done in two ways:
Generally, the only time where visitation rights are denied is when it is obvious that visitation is not in the best interests of the child. Even in many domestic violence cases, the violent parent may obtain some supervised visitation time. If you are seeking visitation rights, then you may greatly benefit from the representation and legal assistance of our firm.
At the Law Office of Diane Martin-Grande, we are dedicated to serving the residents of Rome, New York who are facing various family law matters, and you can be sure that we will stand by you throughout the duration of your case if you choose to work with us. With many years of experience, and a wide breadth of understanding in all facets of law, we can provide you with the representation that you need from start to finish.