In New York State, the non-custodial parent is entitled to have visitation with his/her child. In cases where it is clearly unsafe for the child to spend time with the non-custodial parent, the Court may decline to grant the non-custodial parent visitation rights or may require that the visitation be supervised.
A schedule of child visitation for the non-custodial parent is agreed upon by the parties with the help of their respective attorneys, or alternatively, will be ordered by the Court. A visitation schedule will often include holidays, weekends, school vacations, time during the summer and weeknights.
Whether the Court will allow a parent having residential custody of the child to relocate to a different state depends in part on the best interests of the child.
There are many factors involved, such as the distance of the relocation from the child's current residence, and whether the proposed relocation would benefit the child economically, socially, or educationally.
To learn more about visitation or relocation, please contact our office today to schedule your free initial consultation.