When a man and a woman have children together and the couple decides to live separately, the partner in the relationship who is not granted custody of the child will usually have visitation rights. Visitation rights allow the non-custodial parent to see his or her child for a set amount of time each week.
Setting or changing a schedule can be a difficult task, especially if the parents cannot agree on a schedule. If you are currently estranged from your child because your visitation rights have not been established, contact the Fort Lauderdale child custody lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. at 954-580-8080.
How Visitation Works
Usually, visitation is set on a weekly schedule. The non-custodial parent is allowed to visit his or her child during the time that is either agreed upon by both parents or set by the court.
Depending on the non-custodial parent’s personal life, visitation may last just a few hours on given days or for a few days at a time. In addition, the visitation schedule is tightly followed; unless given permission by the other parent, individuals cannot spend time alone with their children outside of the set period.
Individuals who wish to seek custody of their children should have an experienced child custody lawyer handle their cases, as visitation rights may require a great deal of experienced negotiating.
The Fort Lauderdale child custody attorneys of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. may be able to help you establish a visitation schedule with your child. Contact our experienced attorneys today at 954-580-8080 for more information.