Clinton Parenting Time Lawyer
If you are dealing with child custody, parenting time, or other family law issues in Hunterdon, Middlesex, or Somerset counties, you need to speak with a skilled Clinton parenting time lawyer. New Jersey parenting time lawyer Katherine Wagner has more than 20 years of experience helping clients just like you protect their parental rights during a separation or divorce. If you need assistance, please contact our office as soon as possible. Let us help fight for your rights and protect the security of your family.
Parenting Time and the Non-Custodial Parent
It’s not uncommon for courts to award primary physical custody to one parent in the divorce. The parent who has primary physical custody is known as the “custodial” parent, and the other one is called the “non-custodial” parent. In most cases, non-custodial parents are entitled to have some amount of parenting time, which was previously called visitation.
Sometimes, parents can come together and reach an agreement on their own about custody and parenting time. However, if that doesn’t happen, then the judge may have to decide for you. You don’t want to go through this process alone; you need an attorney who can protect your child’s welfare and your parental rights.
Types of New Jersey Parenting Time Agreements
Depending on your particular circumstances, different parenting types might be available under New Jersey law. The most common is unsupervised parenting time. This type is when a child can stay with the non-custodial parent for a scheduled time without needing someone else to be there during the visitation. Unsupervised parenting time is recommended and preferable whenever possible.
The other type of parenting time is supervised. The court usually orders supervised parenting time because one parent cannot be trusted to be alone around their child. The court or the parents will agree on the person to oversee the parenting time visits and where they will occur. In some cases, it might even be virtual parenting time that takes place using online connection methods like Facetime or Skype.
When you retain attorney Katherine Wagner, we can help you determine the best type of parenting time for your situation. If you have concerns about your ex being alone with your child or trying to cut you out of your child’s life unfairly, we can help.
Revoking Parenting Time Agreements
In the event the non-custodial parent breaks their parenting time agreement as ordered by the court, then their scheduled time could be restricted or even revoked entirely in some cases. There are other situations where the court may cancel an agreement as well—for example, a history of drug or alcohol abuse, mental illness, or domestic violence. If a parent’s rights are revoked, they can petition the court to have them restored. The court will require they demonstrate their fitness to be a parent again and may order the non-custodial parent to take parenting classes, go through reunification therapy, attend anger management courses, etc.
Contact a Clinton Parenting Time Lawyer Today
If you need assistance with your parental rights in New Jersey, contact Katherine K. Wagner, Attorney at Law, today to schedule an initial consultation. Let us fight for your rights, family, and financial stability.