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Child Custody

Long Island Child Custody Attorney

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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

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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, and sensitivity.

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

A dedicated 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 visitation agreement.

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.

Contact a Huntington custody attorney from our firm today to discuss your case!