Long Island Child Custody Attorney
When choosing a child custody attorney in Suffolk County , it's important
to consider what the goals of the case are and how your divorce lawyer
will be able to pursue your desired results. A talented attorney from
our divorce firm may be able to help you create a sound custody plan that
is in the best interests of your child and your family.
Why do clients trust our firm to handle their case?
- Aggressive yet compassionate representation during any child custody matter
- Step-by-step guidance throughout every stage of development
- Tailored legal solutions that are unique to your family’s dynamics,
needs, and strengths
- NYS Certified Parenting Plan Mediation, if you prefer to keep your custody
matter completely confidential and out of the courts
View our results to see how we've helped past clients!
We will work with you to create a strong child custody case plan - a key
part of pursuing the best outcome possible. Our team understands how child
custody matters can potentially change the dynamic of your family for
years to come, and we treat every case with the utmost degree of professionalism,
compassion, and sensitivity. Whether you are facing a custody matter due
to divorce or as an unmarried parent, we can advocate for your rights.
Your choice in legal counsel matters. We at The Meyers Law Group, P.C.
truly care about your family and future. Call (631) 894-4523 to
speak with us confidentially.
How Child Custody Is Determined in New York
When determining custody of a child, the state of New York does not award
custody to a preferred parent (i.e. mothers are not automatically granted
sole custody). Child custody, whether sole or joint custody, is awarded
solely based on the best interests of the child. This means that the court
professes a "gender-blind" attitude and uses criteria to make
a custody determination that will most benefit the child or children.
It is also important to understand the court's decision-making processes
so you know your rights and responsibilities in such a case.
When determining custody arrangements, the family court judge will consider
such factors as:
- The child’s physical / mental health
- Parent's lifestyle / daily schedule
- Child’s normal routine
- Child’s education
- Any history of abuse
- Parent’s ability to provide for the child’s physical, mental,
and emotional needs
- Potential impact upon the child’s relationship with the non-custodial parent
- Preference of the child, if they are above a certain age
Long Island divorce lawyer from our team can help you better understand New York's child custody
laws, the process, and steps you can take to help obtain a desirable result
in your case. A possible option is taking advantage of our ability to
provide NYS Certified Parenting Plan Mediation. This can be very useful for creating a more amicable child custody and/or
Put an Experienced Divorce Lawyer for Your Nassau or Suffolk County Case
If you are going through
divorce litigation and need to arrange a child custody agreement or if you need help with a
modification proceeding for a pre-existing agreement, The Meyers Law Group, P.C. is prepared to
serve you with exceptional representation. We have helped clients in a
variety of custody cases, modifications, and enforcements. We look forward
to helping you, too.