Long Island Child Custody Attorney
Information About Child Custody in New York
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. We bring more than 30 years of family law experience and a well-earned reputation for ethical, personalized, and skilled representation to every case. Whether you are involved in a divorce, paternity suit, or any other family law matter, we can help, no matter how complex your case may be.
When we take on your matter, we make it a point to get to know you and your family dynamic so that we can build your customized legal approach. We understand that custody issues can have profound effects on your family, so we handle every matter with the care and attention it deserves.
Call our firm at (631) 777-7200 to schedule your initial consultation today.
Do I Really Need a Child Custody Lawyer in New York?
While it may not be necessary to hire an attorney to get through your custody case, having an experienced guide through this emotionally turbulent time can ensure your side of the story is heard.
As your advocate, Rubenfeld Law Firm can provide you with legal advice can protect your best interests, and the best interests of your children. Attempting to face your custody case alone could impact its outcome, and as a result your ability to get or keep custody of your child.
Types of Child Custody Arrangements
During a divorce or separation, parents can seek legal custody and/or physical custody. Legal custody refers to the parents' ability to make the life-impacting decisions for their children regarding issues such as healthcare, religion, and education.
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 is amicable. Sole custody can be granted to one parent who is given those rights and responsibilities exclusively.
A few of the determining factors in child custody include:
- The child's age
- Both parents' physical and mental health
- The primary caretaker's responsibilities
- The lifestyle of both parents
- The child's preference, if they are old enough to voice their opinion
When you are going through a divorce, there are many points to be determined upon between the ex-spouses. Where divorces can get very emotional and drastic is concerning child custody. Multiple parents struggle with providing their right to see their child every day in their own house and for particular holidays. When going through a separation, it is essential that you have a family attorney representing you to get the best possible custody decision for your children, dividing assets, and appropriate strategies.
Child Custody Cases We Handle
From uncontested divorces to heated litigation over visitation rights, our 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 through the following case types:
- Child visitation
- Fathers' rights
- Mothers' rights
- Modification of child custody
- Grandparents' rights
- Child support
- Modification of child support
Discover Your Options During a Consultation
Contact our firm today about any family law matter you face. With 30 years of family law experience, our Long Island child custody 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.
Our child custody lawyer has the proven experience you need! Contact Rubenfeld Law Firm today to have your options evaluated.
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