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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, 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.

Do I Really Need A Lawyer For Child Custody?

While you do not need a child custody attorney to go through a custody case, having one advocate for you and provide you with legal advice can make all the distinction. Attempting to do so could impact your case tremendously, and as a result your ability to get or keep custody of your child.

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 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:

  • 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.

Discover Your Options During a Consultation

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.

Our child custody lawyer has the proven experience you need!
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