What do I need to know about child visitation matters?

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Though it is rare, there are certain situations in which one parent is denied custody of the child and the other parent is granted sole custody. In this case, one parent may be denied any custody because they have been deemed unfit to parent. The parent who has been denied custody may wonder how they will be able to maintain a relationship with their child. One way to do this is to request an order for visitation.

An order for visitation is when a person requests that the court allows them to schedule visits with their child. Depending on the situation and the risk associated with the parent, the visitations may have to be supervised by someone who works in the court system or another family member who has volunteered to attend each visitation. In some situations, other family members may want to request visitation sessions with the child as well. The court can grant an order of visitation to the child’s grandparents and siblings as well. However, the court will not grant an order of visitation to stepparents, uncles, aunts, or cousins under any circumstances.

There are a lot of benefits that can come from a parent obtaining a visitation order. The most important benefit being that the parent can establish a relationship with their child and eventually create a meaningful bond. If you need assistance in requesting a visitation order, it is essential that you retain the services of an experienced family law attorney who can help you get started.

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!

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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...

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