Helping You Establish Visitation
In almost all situations, it is preferable that children have a close relationship with their mother and their father, whether their parents are together or not. But for this to take place when parents do not share custody, a visitation plan for the noncustodial parent must be established.
If you need help arranging a visitation schedule or gaining access to your child, you can rely on the experienced family law attorneys at Hobika Law Firm. We have been representing men and women for more than 50 years in Utica, New York, and surrounding communities.
Have You Established Paternity?
When a couple is married, there is an assumption that the husband is the father, eliminating the need to prove paternity. For fathers looking to establish visitation with a child born outside of marriage, paternity must be established prior to setting up a visitation schedule or pursuing equal custody.
Learn more about paternity.
Establishing A Child Visitation Order
As long as both parents agree that visitation is appropriate and it is deemed to be in the child’s best interest, establishing a visitation order can be a straightforward process. A judge will need to sign off on the order to make it official.
A child support arrangement will also need to be established. This is important, because a parent must be able to prove that he or she is satisfying child support obligations before he or she is granted visitation.