Stillings & Buchinger, LLC
child custody - visitation
What is Visitation?
"Visitation" in this context is a court order specifying that a child is required to be able to "visit" with a particular person who is not a parent.
For example, a court order granting visitation to grandparents might require parents to permit a grandchild (or grandchildren) to visit with the grandparents.
Court Visitation Orders
A court's vistation order can be very specific, such as when the order provides the specific dates and times upon which the visits are to occur, or they can be left intentionally vague.
Seeking Visitation Rights
Wisconsin Guardianship laws have recently changed, and now provide added protection for Grandparent Visitation Rights with a child when one of the parents is deceased. Grandparent Visitation Rights lawsuits take many other factors into consideration, such as the existing family, whether the parents are married, or whether a paternity case exists.
Regardless of the circumstances involved in the situation surrounding your desire to seek a visitation order, it is always in your best interest to consult with an attorney.
Free initial consultation
If you are seeking court-ordered visitation with a child, please take advantage of the free initial consultation offered by the attorneys at Stillings & Buchinger by calling the law offices at (920) 725-5305 or sending an email to the attorneys. That consultation will likely help you to decide whether you want to hire an attorney and pursue the visitation action.