Category Archives: Visitation

What Can I Do If My Former Spouse Keeps Badmouthing Me in Front of Our Child?

“Your father is a worthless loser.” “Your mother is a horrible b**tch.” For children going through or living in the aftermath of divorce, hearing these types of offensive statements from one of their parents can have a lasting and devastating impact. It can color their view of the disparaged parent, creating distance, suspicion, or mistrust.…
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Special Concerns for Divorces Involving Kids with Special Needs

Divorce is hard for almost all children. It can be traumatic and confusing in even the best of circumstances. But for children with special needs, divorce can be even more difficult. And for the parents of special needs children, divorce requires strategizing to make sure that arrangements are made to adequately address the children’s ongoing…
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6 Key Elements of a New York Parenting Plan

When childless couples divorce, they have a luxury that divorcing parents don’t have: they don’t have to deal with each other ever again. But parents who wish to play meaningful roles in their children’s lives have to continue interacting on a regular basis. If you do not have a well-crafted parenting plan, these interactions can…
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3 Things to Know If the Court Appoints a Lawyer for Your Child

When parents divorce, they aren’t the only two people whose lives will be dramatically impacted by the decisions made during divorce proceedings. Their children’s world will also be shaped by what happens in the courtroom or at the negotiating table. While each parent will have a lawyer who will zealously protect their rights and advocate…
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Providing for Grandparents in Visitation Arrangements

Over the hills and through the woods may be the poetic way to get to grandma’s house, but when one or both of a grandchild’s divorced parents don’t want their child to pay her a visit, is she out of luck? Not necessarily. The ripple effects of a divorce hit more than just parents and…
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How Far Can I Go? Understanding Parental Relocation

Packing up and moving to a new home can be difficult for any child, and it’s no piece of cake for the parents either. Leaving the school, friends, and neighborhood they’ve come to know and cherish is no small thing for a kid. For married parents, the decision whether to relocate is theirs and theirs…
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Does a Child’s Preference Matter in New York Custody Decisions?

A child doesn’t get a say regarding whether or not his or her parents will get divorced. While children may want their mother and father to stay together, they don’t get a vote in the decision to end a marriage. But, when it comes to where the child will live and which parent will get…
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