If you are a parent of a child living in New Jersey, you may be wondering what visitation rights you will be given in a divorce or separation if you are not the custodial parent. Simply put, visitation is much different than custody. Instead, it refers to the amount of time the non-custodial parent will be able to spend with their child / children. The visitation schedule—which can be decided by the parents or by the court—covers the amount of time a parent can spend with their child.
At Nitti & Nitti Attorneys at Law, we know how challenging it can be to not have your child in your life like before, which is why our Roseland visitation attorneys are here to help you protect your right to time with your child. With three decades of experience under our belts, we know how to effectively advocate for our clients in such cases.
We can review your case and explain your visitation rights in a free consultation. Call (973) 226-4141!
In New Jersey, a parent's visitation rights are strongly protected by the courts and legislature in place. The goal is to ensure that minor children are allowed frequent and regular contact with both of their parents so long as there are no extreme circumstances that would make it unsafe.
Ultimately, the parents can agree to any visitation schedule that best suits their unique circumstances and is in the best interests of the child. However, if the parents cannot agree, the court will be required to come up with a visitation schedule believed to be appropriate.
In addition to parental visitation, our firm can also assist with grandparent visitation. We are well-versed on the laws related to grandparents' visitation rights and can help you petition for time with your grandchildren when applicable. Under New Jersey's Grandparents' Visitation Statute, grandparents can file an application for visitation of a child living in New Jersey. They must be able to prove that the visitation will ultimately be in the child's best interests.
If you are a grandparent seeking time with your grandchild, you have options. No matter your situation, Nitti & Nitti Attorneys at Law is ready to help you. Our Essex County visitation lawyers have 30+ years of proven legal experience. Let us walk you through this process and ensure your rights are upheld.
You can schedule a free consultation by calling (973) 226-4141 today.