Long Island Child Custody Lawyer
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If you are facing a
child custody dispute in New York, you can find the knowledgeable legal guidance you
need at the Rubenfeld Law Firm, whether you are involved in a divorce,
paternity suit, or any other family law matter—no matter how complex it is.
Our Long Island divorce attorney brings
more than 25 years of family law experience, during which time we have built a reputation for ethical, personalized,
and skilled representation. When we take a case, we make it a point to
get to know you and your family dynamic so that we can find your
customized legal approach.
Information About Child Custody in Long Island & New York
Types of Child Custody Arrangements
Legal custody and physical custody are the two types of child custody in divorce.
Legal custody refers to the parents' ability to make the life-impacting decisions
for their children regarding issues such as healthcare, religion, and
Physical custody is granted to the parent who will provide for the child's basic needs,
such as housing, food, and day-to-day activities. Both parents can be
granted joint custody, making decisions and caring for the child together.
In many cases, both parents are awarded
joint custody, which means that they will share in the decision making regarding the
children. Parents can agree on a joint custody agreement if the divorce
Sole custody can be granted to one parent who is given those rights and responsibilities
A few of the determining factors in child custody include:
- Child's age
- Parents' physical health
- Parents' mental health
- Primary caretaker's responsibilities
- Lifestyle of the parents
- Child's preference
Child Custody Cases That We Handle
From uncontested divorces to heated litigation over visitation rights,
our Long Island child custody attorney can deliver the experienced and
honest advocacy you deserve. Don’t hesitate to learn more about
how we may be able to help you:
Discover your options in a FREE consultation: Call (631) 777-7200 today!
Feel free to
contact our firm today about any family law matter you face. With
25 years of family law experience, our Long Island divorce lawyer can deliver the caring counsel, personalized
solutions, and tireless advocacy that you deserve. We make it a priority
to get to know each of our clients and their unique situation.
There is no substitute for experience, and client-dedication is irreplaceable.
You can rely on
Rubenfeld Law Firm for your most difficult child custody issues.
We can help you protect your child’s rights by asserting your own rights.