Rockville Visitation Lawyer
Resolving Child Visitation Disputes for Parents in Montgomery, Howard, Carroll & Frederick Counties
Child custody arrangements agreed on during a divorce often seem workable at the time. However, they eventually may fail to satisfy one or the other parent or both. Noncustodial parents may find that they get far less time with their children than expected. Custodial parents may find themselves scrambling to accommodate visitation by noncustodial parent. These are examples of the unworkability that can upset both parents and children.
If you are trying to establish an original visitation schedule or are unhappy with the one in effect under a court order, we can help. Our Rockville visitation attorney has more than three decades of experience resolving visitation matters for divorcing, separating, or never-married parents. Our firm can also apply the same knowledge and experience in seeking modifications or enforcement of current visitation arrangements. The Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee is here to take the conflict out of visitation so that you and your coparent can move forward with the vital job of productive and peaceful parenting.
Request a consultation with family law attorney Ellen L. Lee by contacting us online or at (301) 417-5351 today.
Conflict-Free Visitation Is Best for Your Child
Recent studies indicate that divorce significantly affects children emotionally, socially, and academically. Maintaining healthy relationships with both parents can lessen your child(ren)’s divorce-related emotional trauma. If your current visitation arrangement is not working, you should retain a Rockville visitation lawyer to enforce the arrangement or to negotiate a new visitation plan, which may be strict or flexible and include any combination of overnight, weekend, and extended visits. Visitation that is free of conflict allows both parents to continue to create positive relationships with children, reduces stress for all concerned, and puts the best interest of the child(ren) first.
Grandparents’ Rights & Visitation in Maryland
Grandparents may petition a Maryland court for visitation rights at any time. If the court is convinced that time spent with grandparents is in the child’s best interests, the judge may grant regular visits. Courts are likely to do so if neither of the parents objects. However, courts presume that parents have a right to raise their children as they see fit and that they generally act in the child’s best interests. Thus, if a parent objects to your visitation as a grandparent, the matter becomes much more difficult and complex, requiring the counsel and assistance of our experienced attorney.
To learn more about how our attorneys can help with your visitation issue, call us at (301) 417-5351 or use our online consultation request form.