Long Island Child Custody Attorney
When choosing a
Suffolk County child custody attorney, 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 attain your goals.
What do you receive as our loyal client?
- 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. We care for each of our clients
and they can rely on our competence. We understand how child custody matters
can potentially change the dynamic of your family for years to come and
treat every case with the utmost degree of professionalism, compassion,
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 today.
Child Custody Decisions in New York: What You Need to Know
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 & family lawyer from our team can help you better understand the process and explain the
steps that could benefit your child custody 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
Hire the Right Divorce Lawyer for Your Case in Suffolk County
If you are going through
divorce litigation and need to arrange child custody agreements or if you need help with
modification proceedings 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.