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Parenting Time/Visitation

Decisions about parenting time and visitation are some of the most important you’ll make as a single or divorcing parent. The law protects a parent’s right to spend time with his or her child except in the most severe cases, but how much time and when these visits occur vary from family to family.

As a law firm familiar with parental rights and visitation, and with extensive experience working with a wide variety of families, we understand every situation is unique and every family has its own specific set of needs.

We can provide the necessary guidance to help you create an arrangement that is in your child’s best interest and that satisfies you, your child’s other parent, and the law, for today and the future.

Parenting Time and Visitation Issues Can Be Resolved with Mediation

Ideally, parents will be able to settle their issues with parenting time and visitation amicably. Discussing the options and finding a solution that is agreed upon by everyone is the best solution for a family. We always strive to help client’s achieve this in the least confrontational way and at the least expense.

Despite the best intentions of everyone involved, a number of issues can arise during discussions regarding visitation. This is especially true when parenting time schedules must be created in the midst of a divorce. Your first temporary visitation schedule can impact the ultimate arrangement, so it’s important to speak to an attorney and create a sensible arrangement right from the beginning.

There are also occasions when an existing parenting time plan must be amended. An attorney can work with you and your child’s other parent to create an amended plan that is in your child’s best interest and that is convenient and fair for each parent.

What Happens When Visitation Issues are a Problem?

Unfortunately, not all families are able to agree on what’s best for their children and what works for them as individual parents. When this type of situation arises, it’s essential that you have an attorney who understands laws regarding parenting time and visitation to help you protect your parental rights.

Problems occur even when both parents have their child’s best interest in mind and just don’t agree on what’s best. But problems can be especially difficult if either parent does not make his or her child a priority. All too often, divorcing parents use their children against one another and the child is stuck in the middle of a very adult problem.

If your child’s other parent is trying to make things difficult and preventing the creation of a sensible visitation or parenting time schedule, we can help. We understand how sensitive issues are regarding children and we will work very hard to protect your parental rights and your child’s safety and well-being.

Avoiding Problems with Parenting Time and Visitation

An experienced attorney can diffuse many common parenting time issues and help you and your family create a plan that works for everyone.

Whether you need someone to oversee parenting time and visitation mediation or someone to protect your parental rights, Wayne F. Jentis Esq. and the staff at East Coast Law. P.A. can help. Our staff has experience working with families throughout Florida and in New York and New Jersey. We understand how important it is to create the right specific plan for your unique set of circumstances and will always focus on the needs of your children.

The vast majority of Wayne F. Jentis, Esq.’s legal practice is in Florida Family Law, but he also remains active in both the New Jersey and New York Bars. Maintaining bar admission in all three states makes it easy to assist clients who have related needs in New Jersey and New York, such as when one party is one state and the other party moves to another.

This is a rather unique qualification and service that Wayne F. Jentis, Esq. can provide to clients who wish to have one attorney to deal with who knows the laws of all three jurisdictions. Wayne F. Jentis, Esq. is also able to travel and work in each of these three states if such a situation best serves the client. This gives clients more options and more information to help them make the best decisions for their family.

Wayne F. Jentis, Esq. and East Coast Law, P.A.’s offices are headquartered in Melbourne, Florida (321) 984-4100, with satellite offices and phone numbers in Princeton, New Jersey (609) 921-0033, and New York, New York (212) 729-9987.

For more information or to learn how you can move forward with your legal matter, please contact us at one of the numbers above to schedule a consultation. We provide in depth consultations for a nominal fee that can help you understand your legal rights and to provide you with various options you may have to address your concerns.

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East Coast Law P.A.

A FL, NJ & NY Law Firm

FLORIDA Main Office
1900 S. Harbor City Blvd.
Suite 315
Melbourne, FL 32901
Ph: (321) 984-4100
Fax: (888) 471-5693

New Jersey
475 Wall St.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Ph. (609) 921-0033
Fax: (609) 921-8668

New York
130 Malcolm X Blvd.
Suite 1107
New York, NY 11026
Ph. (212) 729-9987
Fax: (888) 471-5693