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Parenting Time & Visitation Attorneys in Somerset County

Protecting Your Parenting Time & Visitation Rights

When a family transitions from one household to two, the parents will have to decide how to share time with the children. At Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, our attorneys in New Jersey promote open and amicable resolutions whenever possible to ease the strain and emotional trauma on everyone involved in a divorce. When necessary, we have the skills and experience to protect your parental rights in court.

Let’s discuss your parenting time case. Call (908) 356-7634 to schedule a confidential consultation.

Providing Holistic Representation in Parenting Time Matters

Developing a sensible, workable custody arrangement involves many factors. A child custody plan will determine with which parent the children will live and how the parents will share information and decision-making responsibility.

Parenting time (referred to as “visitation” in the past) is the time that each parent physically spends with the children including, regular parenting time, holidays, school breaks and summer vacations. Our attorneys know that not all families are the same. We help clients fashion fair and detailed parenting plans to meet their family’s unique needs.

A parenting time schedule should be created based on the child’s best interests and the following non-exclusive list of factors:

  • The parents’ ability to communicate and cooperate effectively
  • Any history of abuse or neglect
  • The location of each parent’s residence
  • The locations of the child’s school, extracurricular activities, primary care physician, and other important places
  • The fitness of each parent
  • The parents’ employment responsibilities
  • The number of children
  • The ages of the children

Parenting Schedule Modifications

We also assist clients who seek to modify parenting time arrangements after the initial parenting plan was established. While custody agreements are not easily changed, modifications may be appropriate and necessary due to parental relocation, changes in a child’s needs, or other reasons. We counsel parents about their options and how to proceed when circumstances warrant a change.

Our Somerset County parenting time lawyers have the compassion and understanding to appreciate how important time spent with children is to a parent. We are here to protect your parenting rights and preserve your relationship with your child.

Contact us at (908) 356-7634 to get started on your case with an initial consultation.

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