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Child Custody in Long Island, New York

At Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, we help clients who are in the midst of difficult child custody conflicts throughout Long Island, New York. When you are threatened with losing your child, we are here to help you understand your rights pertaining to child custody, paternity and visitation. Our dedicated team can assist you in fighting for those rights and properly fulfilling your legal obligations, aggressively representing your interests in family court.

Child custody is determined by the court in any dispute involving custody or in the event of a divorce or separation agreement. If the parents are not married to one another, custody and visitation will be determined by way of a separate, or stand-alone, court order. A child custody order may also be incorporated into a divorce decree. Generally speaking, the court may order joint custody or sole custody.

  • Joint custody, also referred to as shared custody or co-parenting, is an arrangement wherein both parents have custody of the child or children. In New York, joint custody is only awarded upon an agreement by both parties.
  • Sole custody may be ordered when one parent is unable or is unwilling to assume the responsibilities associated with parenting.

Child custody arrangements can be difficult to deal with not only because they are complex and legal in nature but also because of the stress and emotional drain associated with dealing with such a sensitive matter. You likely feel very strongly about getting custody of your child or children, and having to fight for that right can make one feel helpless and frustrated.

You Need a Long Island Child Custody Attorney

Fortunately, there is help in the form of a skilled child custody lawyer. Even by consulting a lawyer, you can find out what your options are and what your rights are in regards to child custody. You can then make an informed decision that will have the best impact on the outcome of your case.

Contact a Long Island child custody attorneytoday to find out more about custody and visitation in New York.

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