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NYC Visitation Rights Lawyers

Divorce can be a heart-wrenching and emotionally draining experience, leaving those affected with an immense amount of suffering and pain. When children are involved, the stakes are even higher as fierce custody battles can have devastating psychological ramifications. As a parent going through a divorce, you’ll be faced with difficult decisions about the future of your children, including child custody and visitation arrangements.

But it’s important to remember that, even in the most amicable of separations, allowing your ex-spouse sole custody of your children does not mean you are relinquishing your parental rights entirely. It may simply be the best decision for your child, allowing them to maintain stability in their school, social life, and comfort in the family home.

However, if your ex-spouse attempts to deny you your right to see and interact with your children, it’s important to fight back. The law recognizes a number of different child visitation scenarios and, if false accusations of child endangerment or other serious charges are made against you, the burden of proof lies with your ex-spouse and their attorney.

Even if you don’t have sole custody, you have an equal right to parenthood and the bond, nurture, love, and support of your child. If you suspect your ex is planning to move with your children to another city or state without your approval, you can intervene by getting a court order to stop the proceedings.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

It’s essential to approach the situation with a legal perspective, seeking the guidance of a neutral attorney who can explain the legal implications you’re facing and the case you can build against your ex. Don’t let anger consume you, take action and protect your rights as a parent. Contact a visitation rights lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that you can spend as much time with your child as possible.

Divorce can be a heart-wrenching and tumultuous experience, leaving individuals feeling a deep sense of pain and suffering. This is especially true when children are involved, as fierce custody battles can have long-lasting psychological ramifications on both the parents and the children. As you navigate the difficult decisions that come with divorce, it’s important to remember that child custody and visitation arrangements are largely dependent on cooperation between both parents. If you’re considering allowing your ex-spouse sole custody, it’s important to remember that this doesn’t mean you’re surrendering your parental rights entirely.

When you’re making decisions about the future of your children, it’s important to consider their well-being above all else. For example, you may choose to stay with your spouse for the sake of your child, so that they can continue to attend the same school, maintain their social connections, and feel comfortable in their family home. Similarly, if your spouse is keeping the family home, it may be in your child’s best interest to give them sole custody to minimize the disruption in their life.

Though the situation may be painful, it’s important to remember that you’re not walking out of your child’s life forever. You have the right to negotiate a visitation schedule with your ex-spouse and to maintain a relationship with your children. If your ex-spouse attempts to deny you this right, it’s important to fight back and seek legal assistance.

It’s important to be aware that the law addresses a variety of different child visitation scenarios, and your ex-spouse may make serious accusations against you in order to prevent you from visiting your children. However, it’s important to remember that these accusations must be substantiated, and the burden of proof is on your ex-spouse. If you’re falsely accused of child endangerment, it’s possible to fight back by demonstrating your capability of providing an adequate home for your children.

Another important consideration is your ex-spouse’s decision to move to another city or state. According to New York law, parents with sole custody of their children are not permitted to move the child away without the other parent’s approval. If you suspect that your ex-spouse is planning to move your children away from you, it’s important to take legal action to prevent this from happening.

Even if you don’t have sole custody, it’s important to remember that you have just as much of a right to parenthood as your ex-spouse. Your legal rights grant you the ability to bond, nurture, love, and support your child, and to spend as much time with them as possible. If your visitation rights are being violated, it’s important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Though it may be difficult, it’s important to approach the situation with a legal perspective and to work with an attorney who can provide a neutral perspective on the situation and guide you through the legal process.

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