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Reading and Pottstown Visitation Lawyer

Involved in a visitation dispute? We are here to help.

Visitation rights in Pennsylvania concern parents and, in some cases, may also concern grandparents. If you are involved in a visitation dispute, you will need reliable legal representation to resolve the matter through the courts. At Dolan Ray Law, LLC you will find seasoned legal help from a Reading and Pottstown visitation attorney. Our firm has more than a decade of experience in handling all types of family law issues, including child custody and visitation matters. Recognized by Super Lawyers, rated "Superb" by Avvo, and a #1 Lawyer by the Pottstown Mercury Newspaper, we combine competence with personalized and responsive client service.

Non-Custodial Parents' Rights to Visitation

If you are currently involved in a pending divorce or are the unmarried parent of a child, custody and visitation is an important issue which can have a long-term impact on your life as well as the life of your child. You and the child's other parent may be able to work out an agreement through mediation or the collaborative divorce process. If you cannot, then the court will determine the issue for you. Oral agreements between parents are not recommended as they are not enforceable.

Visitation rights are rarely denied a non-custodial parent. At the very least, a non-custodial parent will be allowed supervised visitation, which means that a designated chaperon will be present when the parent is with the child or children. These types of supervised visitation are also generally subject to a particular time and place. Once a visitation arrangement has been finalized by the court, both parents must adhere to the court order.

Should a custodial parent deny the non-custodial parent his or her visitation rights or should the visitation schedule need to be changed, enforcement and modification of visitation will need to be processed through the court. In serving the best interests of the child, courts may consider visitation rights for grandparents as well as siblings or other relatives. Furthermore, visitation may be denied a parent by the court, as in cases where a noncustodial parent has failed to pay child support.

Dedicated Legal Help for Complex Family Law Matters

If you have any type of legal problem concerning visitation rights, you should seek the guidance of a qualified attorney.

Contact our firm to arrange to speak to a Reading and Pottstown visitation attorney about your case – let us use our considerable legal experience to help you.

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