Visitation & Expungement

New York City and Westchester Visitation Attorneys Resolving Cases of Legal Custody & Visitation Rights

One of the key child-related issues to be settled during a divorce is that of physical custody. Once a legal custody agreement has been determined, there are additional issues of visitation or access to be considered. Until the child reaches 18 years of age, a New York State court will rule on all custody and visitation matters unless both parents can agree to a schedule. The visitation agreement is usually included as part of a parenting plan or settlement agreement.
In the majority of divorce or separation cases, the court prefers that children retain contact with both parents. Therefore, whichever parent is not awarded residential or physical custody will have access to the child in accordance with a set visitation schedule, unless the parents mutually agree to deviate from the schedule.
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Visitation Arrangements For Non-Custodial Parents

There are several types of visits that may be included on a visitation schedule for a non-custodial parent. These include:

  • Weekends, holidays, and weeknight visits, during which the non-custodial parent has unencumbered visitation with their child.
  • Supervised visits, during which a parent is not permitted to be alone with the child. Supervision is required if there are concerns regarding the child’s physical and/or emotional safety in the care of the non-custodial parent.
  • Therapeutic visits, during which a mental health professional supervises the parent with the child and makes suggestions to improve the relationship.

Securing Grandparents’ Rights To Visitation

A grandparent may request visitation rights in New York State if either parent of the child has died or if the court determines that it is appropriate to intervene to secure grandparental visitation. If you are a grandparent wondering if you have a case for visitation rights, seek the counsel of a visitation attorney from Miller Zeiderman LLP today.

Attorneys Defending Access & Visitation Rights in New York State

If you have already obtained a visitation order that the other parent has failed to follow, you can seek to have it modified or enforced. If you have questions or concerns about child visitation or access rights in the greater NYC area, do not hesitate to seek the counsel of a qualified New York City and Westchester visitation attorney. Contact the law offices of Miller Zeiderman LLP to schedule a consultation.


New York Expungement & Conviction Relief

Having a criminal record or past convictions can impact your future in unexpected ways. If you are trying to move on from the mistakes of your past, expungement or conviction relief may be viable option. Expungement destroys a criminal record and provides the individual for whom it is granted with a fresh start unimpeded by the consequences of past convictions. However, New York expungement is only available in very select circumstances and you must contact an experienced New York attorney to find out if you may be eligible.

Family Law Attorneys Serving New York State

If you have questions regarding New York expungement or any other legal matter related to family law, including divorce, child custody, paternity, or adoption, contact the law offices of Miller Zeiderman LLP to schedule a consultation. Our trusted team of attorneys can ensure you understand any and all options at your disposal and help you works towards practical goals and a more stable future.

In Depth Knowledge of Expungement & Record Sealing Laws

New York expungement laws are complex and difficult to navigate, which is why you should only trust your future in the hands of a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney. If you are eligible and wish to file for expungement, or want to find out whether your minor children are eligible, contact an attorney to learn about how you can begin the process.

Record sealing is another potential option for individuals with a past record of criminal activity. Unlike expungement, which permanently destroys a record, record sealing simply closes the record and can be reversed in certain circumstances. Consult with a family law attorney from Miller Zeiderman LLP to find out for sure whether you are eligible for record sealing or expungement.