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Visitation Rights

Visitation Rights Lawyer in Columbus

Protecting Your Right to Spend Time with Your Child

When two parents divorce and there is no court-established shared parenting plan, the court will rule on visitation. Visitation rights are the rights of either parent to spend time with his or her child. While a parent is not legally obligated to exercise visitation rights, they also cannot be denied visitation with their child once the court has made its ruling. If the other parent of your child has denied you contact with your child even though the court has ruled that you may spend time with your child, it’s crucial that you speak with a Columbus visitation rights attorney as soon as possible.

At The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak, we can help you understand your options and fight to protect your visitation rights. While we provide compassionate, personalized legal guidance for our clients, we also act as formidable advocates in the courtroom.

Need a visitation rights attorney in Columbus? Call The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak at (614) 344-6965 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

How Do Courts Determine Visitation Rights?

When creating a visitation schedule for two divorced or separated parents, the court will look at numerous factors. First and foremost, the court will always place the best interests of the child first.

Once it has been established that visitation with you is in your child’s best interests, the court will examine the following factors:

  • Your existing relationship with your child
  • Your child’s relationship with other family members and relatives
  • Where you and the other parent each reside
  • The geographic distance between you and the other parent
  • The health and safety of your child (physical and mental)
  • How old your child is and his or her wishes, if appropriate
  • Instances of abuse and/or neglect, if applicable
  • The amount of free time either parent has available
  • How well-adjusted your child is to his or her school, home, community, etc.
  • If either parent has purposefully denied rightful visitation
  • Whether either parent is planning on moving out of state

The court will also look at any other relevant factors that may have an impact on your child’s best interests and overall wellbeing. Our Columbus visitation rights attorney can stand beside you throughout the entire process, working to ensure that your rights are protected.

What to Do If You Are Being Denied Visitation

Unfortunately, many parents put their children in the middle of family disputes. All too often, a parent is denied visitation by the other parent for any number of reasons—in retaliation of failure to pay child support, the belief that the other parent is not capable of caring for the child, even out of spite. However, if a court has ordered that the primary custodial parent grant the other parent visitation rights, he or she cannot refuse to let you see your child.

Many people’s first instinct when this happens is to stop making child support payments as their own form of retaliation. However, this is not only not constructive, it’s also illegal. Even if you are being denied rightful visitation, you must still continue to make child support payments. Rather than retaliating, contact an attorney who can help you fight for your rights legally. Our firm is ready to help you exercise your visitation rights.

Contact our Columbus visitation rights attorney today at (614) 344-6965. Free case evaluations and payment plans are available.

Hear From Past
Families We've Helped

  • Thank you again for the phenomenal service

    “Dmitriy, I want to thank you for your outstanding service. I am so appreciative that you were in court to settle my case. You were always there to explain the steps along the way and answer all questions to the fullest. Thank you again for the phenomenal service.”

    Former Client

  • He was very prompt with his responses and it was apparent that he did everything in his power to assist my beneficence.

    “Dmitriy was very helpful and knowledgeable. I felt as if my opinions were taken into consideration when proceeding with my case. He made sure to keep me in the loop in a way that I was able to understand. I highly recommend hiring him!”

    Grace

  • The attorney you need on your side.

    “He was able to get me the very best custody arrangement given the circumstances he had to overcome. Beyond that, he truly cared. I knew I was never just another case, but he was concerned about what was best for my children and I.”

    Carrie

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  • He was able to get me the best possible settlement with my divorce/custody.

    “From the moment he took my case his advice was sound and he responded promptly to inquiries and concerns. His knowledge for the law is astounding. He's articulate, professional, and always prepared. I would highly recommend him.”

    Holly

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