Who can obtain an order for visitation?

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Though it is rare for a court to grant sole custody to a parent, it does happen from time to time. If you are in a situation where your child’s other parent was granted sole custody but still want to be able to see your child, you have options. You can request an Order of Visitation through the court. The court may grant you visitation rights but keep in mind that depending on the situation, you may be ordered to only have supervised visits with the child.

Another question that comes up frequently is whether a family member other than the parent can request an order of visitation. However, only certain family members have the right to request visitation rights. Family members that are allowed to request visitation are parents, siblings, and grandparents. It is important to note that aunts, uncles, cousins, and stepparents are not permitted to request visitation rights. Unfortunately, for these family members, the court does not care how strong your relationship is with the child.

If you are a parent who has not been granted any type of custody, our firm understands that this may be devastating. We want to help you get your rights back and help you get the chance to form a meaningful relationship with your child. It is important that you fight for your parental rights and we are here to help. Contact an experienced family law attorney today for assistance.

If you need strong legal representation regarding matters of divorce, family law, and estate law, contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to schedule a consultation today. 

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I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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