Divorce proceedings are not only instituted to dissolve marriages; they are designed to preserve healthy family relationships so children of divorce are not unduly burdened. While there are always instances where children need to be shielded from an abusive parent, most often it is in the best interest of the child for the parent-child relationship to be nurtured through ongoing contact. When a joint custody arrangement is not feasible, the non-custodial parent is entitled to reasonable visitation in order to maintain a loving relationship with his or her children.
At Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., P.C., our attorneys work with you to develop realistic goals for raising your children. We design visitation schedules to meet those goals, and advocate for you in court so that your needs and preferences are understood. We have had great success in negotiating workable visitation schedules. When disputes over scheduling or violations occur, we aggressively pursue enforcement of the agreement. Finally, because no family is static, Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., P.C. understands that as children grow or parents’ employment changes, modifications must be made to visitation schedules. We are adept at moving proactively and persuasively to secure custody modifications that maintain a sound working relationship between parents and allow the nurturing parent-child relationship to continue.
New York recognizes that grandparents also have enforceable visitation rights. Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., P.C. works with grandparents to assert their rights to maintain a loving relationship through frequent visitation with their grandchildren. If you believe the custodial spouse is unreasonably denying you access to your grandchildren, we can help.
If you are a parent or grandparent with questions about visitation, call a knowledgeable Saratoga County family lawyer at Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., P.C. at 518.383.1182. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule an initial appointment at our Clifton Park office. You can also schedule an appointment by contacting us online.