How Visitation Works: Advice from a Respected Family Lawyer

Establishing parental and visitation rights after divorce/separation

During a divorce/separation, you may reach an agreement on which spouse retains sole or primary custody of your children. However, you must also negotiate visitation rights and parenting time, especially if you’re the parent who does not get custody. At the Law Offices of Mark W. Bartolomei, we have more than 20 years of experience practicing family law right here in the Worcester area, and we have what it takes to advocate for you during a divorce/separation. We always work toward the best interests of you and your children and do our best to make this process easier on you.

What are parental rights?

Parental rights often shift once you finalize a divorce/separation. Even if you are the sole caretaker, you risk losing access to and responsibility for your children. While many divorcing partners can come to an agreement on custody, child support and child care, there are other situations in which going to court is necessary. We represent parents every step of the way, from fighting for sole custody through negotiating the terms of a joint custody arrangement.

There are a number of key child-related issues to consider when going through a divorce/separation, including:

  • Visitation and divorce/separation. After a divorce/separation, you need to ensure that you have rights to see your children. A dedicated attorney helps you reach an agreement that gives you ample parenting time and allows you to see your children grow up.
  • Fathers’ rights. Unfortunately, courts often do not treat fathers with the same level of respect as mothers. When this is the case, you need an experienced divorce/separation lawyer to fight hard for your right to see your children.
  • Grandparents’ rights. In cases involving unmarried parents or divorce/separation, grandparents may wish to seek action to attain visiting rights to their grandchildren. Our team can help with these issues, as well.

Counsel focused on your rights and the best interests of your children

We’ve worked through a number of difficult divorce/separation and family issues in Worcester, and we know that this process is mentally, emotionally and physically taxing on both children and adults. We help you focus on what’s important during this difficult time, while fully exploring all of your legal options. Whether it’s through negotiation, mediation or litigation, our team fights for your parental and visitation rights.

Speak with a compassionate Worcester County divorce/separation attorney

To stand up for your rights as a parent, work with the experienced team at the Law Offices of Mark W. Bartolomei. Set up your free consultation by calling 508.754.5900 or contacting us online. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, with after-hours and weekend appointments available upon request. Our Worcester County office is conveniently located just steps from the Family Court, and free parking is available. We serve families throughout central Massachusetts.