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Being present in a child’s life as a non-custodial parent requires dedicated effort and interest. It is easy for life to get in the way of plans but children must come first. Studies have shown that children who have a close relationship with both parents perform better in school, and it is important for their overall development that children are given a chance to physically and emotionally bond with both parents. Unfortunately, children often get caught in the crossfire of hostilities when their parents divorce. The denial of access to the children is one of the weapons that custodial parents use against non-custodial parents. If you are struggling with your former partner and want to enforce your visitation rights, the child visitation lawyers at Nitti & Nitti can help you.

Why Choose A Child Visitation Attorney From Nitti & Nitti?

  • Our family law lawyers have over 30 years of experience handling cases throughout New Jersey. You can count on us for knowledgeable advocacy on your side.
  • Our Managing Partner, Joseph Nitti, Esq., is a certified mediator and is also trained in collaborative law. Both of these options can streamline the family law process and help you obtain timely results.
  • Our goal is to help you resolve your concerns in an efficient and effective manner – without wasting your valuable time and money.

If you are having a difficult time establishing your visitation rights, let us help you in your situation. We can bring clarity to your situation and ensure that we secure a solution that works for all the parties, especially you and your children. Give us a call at (973) 226-4141 and set up an appointment to speak with one of our family law experts.

The Right to Visitation

In New Jersey, the courts have recognized that a parent’s right to the care of companionship of their child is so fundamental as to be protected under the Constitution. It is the duty of the state to ensure that minor children have frequent and continuing contact with both parents after a divorce or separation. However, the law recognizes that certain situations require a limitation of this fundamental parental right. Children often cannot advocate for themselves, therefore, it is the State’s responsibility to protect them from serious physical or psychological harm, even from their parents. For this reason, a parent’s visitation rights can be restricted or terminated if the court determines that one or both of the parents pose a physical or emotional threat to the wellbeing of their child.

Parental Equity

New Jersey law and public policy encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities of child-rearing and take this into consideration when making child custody and parenting time arrangements. When considering child custody or visitation orders generally, no parent has the upper hand. Both parents have equal rights and are given equal consideration in child custody and visitation matters.

What are the Benefits of Mediation?

New Jersey law encourages both parents to work together to come up with child custody arrangements that work for them. The courts will only step in when the parents are unable to come to an agreement, or when their custody arrangement is not in the best interest of the child. Where parents choose mediation, they can avoid costly litigation and create customized solutions to their dispute. With a competent family law attorney who is also skilled in mediation, you can resolve your child visitation disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Contact An Essex County Child Custody Lawyer Today

If you are struggling to get appropriate parenting time, you don’t have to figure it out by yourself. Let one of our skilled family law attorneys help you. Call us now at (973) 226-4141 or click here to arrange a meeting with one of our attorneys.