Parenting Time & Child Visitation Rights
South Jersey Family Law Attorney
If the court designates you as the non-custodial parent, what are your
visitation rights? Both you and your spouse must work out a visitation
schedule, which lays out the specific times you can visit your children,
or the court will have to determine a schedule it deems appropriate. Discuss
your child visitation goals with our South Jersey visitation lawyer and
find out more about ways you can protect your rights either as a custodial
or non-custodial parent.
Common visitation plans in New Jersey include the following:
- Providing the non-custodial parent with visitation every other weekend.
- Providing the non-custodial parent with visitation one night a week.
- Or with shared parenting, dividing the time up between parents as close
to equal as possible.
Discuss your visitation goals
with us today at no cost.
In some instances, you may only be allowed to visit with your children
while being monitored (called "supervised visitation").
You may be forced to comply with supervised visitation if:
- You have a history of child abuse
- You have medical disabilities
- You have psychiatric problems
- You have any issues that could jeopardize the safety/welfare of the children
If the custodial parent fails to comply with an established visitation
schedule, he/she can be held in contempt of court. He/she can then be
sanctioned (or punished) by the court and forced to pay a fine. If there
is a pattern of the visitation schedule being violated, the court can
transfer custody to the parent being denied visitation rights.
Can My Children Refuse to See Me?
New Jersey ensures that minor children have frequent and continuing contact
with both parents. The older your children, however, the more their preferences
will be considered. If your children do not wish to meet with you, they
must be of "sufficient age and capacity to reason." At age 16
a child is considered old enough to decide whether he/she wants to visit with you.
At Burnham Law Group, LLC, we understand that visitation is essential to
the healthy development of a child. Our team of South Jersey family law
attorneys works to protect your relationship with your child, and to assert
your right to visit him or her. No matter what the circumstances, we are
ready to stand by you from start to finish.
For more information and a free case evaluation,
contact Burnham Law Group, LLC
at (856) 924-6331 today!