- Family Law Overview
- Division of Assets
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Divorce Modifications
Divorces that involve minor children can be highly emotional. If you are the non-custodial parent of your children, your top priority will likely be to protect your time with your children by establishing a workable visitation schedule. An experienced Rhode Island visitation attorney can help you create a schedule that provides you quality time with your children.
Under Rhode Island Visitation Law R.I.G.L. 15-5-19, the court must grant “reasonable visitation” to the non-custodial parent, unless there’s good cause for denying it. Similar to child custody determinations, a visitation arrangement must be in the child’s best interests. Many times, the spouses can negotiate and reach an agreement regarding visitation. However, if this is not possible, the court will decide on a visitation schedule.
Visitation schedules can be made in a variety of forms. Common examples include:
It is important to note that if you are awarded custody of your child, you cannot withhold visitation from the non-custodial parent. You are expected to promote your child’s relationship with the other parent. If you withhold visitation, the court can hold you in contempt, issue sanctions against you or even award custody to the other parent. Thus, if you believe visitation should be altered or cease altogether because the child’s well-being is in jeopardy, it is vital that you obtain assistance from Rhode Island visitation lawyers.
A family law attorney can file a motion with the court and request that visitation be modified. If you need help creating a visitation schedule that works best for your family, contact Kirshenbaum Law Associates.
"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for being the BEST lawyer I have had for EIGHTEEN years! Thank you for listening and following through. You are awesome! This is wonderful! I can’t wait for next week.Thank you for correcting the order to how the judge stated it. Thank you, again, for everything! Also thank your office staff for all their hard work! Hugs to you all!"
"Thank you again for your gracious consultation last week. It certainly makes me feel better knowing that you would be guiding me through the process."
"Thank you from my heart. You went all out and the results were outstanding. You were diligent, professional, and supportive through a very difficult and ugly divorce. You strategized perfectly and I am so very appreciative."
"You are the only lawyers I feel confident working with. Your confidence gave me reassurance as well. I would never hesitate to recommend you to anyone. I believe you are smart, sincere and very capable and I knew that you would do a great job for me. Thank you for protecting my interests and the interests of my children. Being awarded full custody has been a blessing."
"Thank you for all of your help in getting me such a great settlement. It is much appreciated! Your combination of skill in and out of the courtroom and knowledge of the law combines with the wonderful ability to listen to your client."
"Using a nationally recognized valuation expert, we were able to establish the value of a sole medical practitioner’s office that resulted in a verdict giving our client an overwhelming alimony award." - Divorce, alimony and business valuation