One of the most contentious aspects of any divorce or separation involving children is custody and parenting time arrangements. Many parents are willing to part with various assets and property during a divorce but can be uncompromising when it comes to altering the relationships they maintain with their children.
At Goldweber Epstein LLC, we help parents keep everything in perspective when handling child custody matters. Our Manhattan child custody attorneys can negotiate or, if need be, litigate a solution that protects the relationship you have with your child.
Call our firm at (917) 809-7669 to get started with your case! Our skilled child custody lawyers are ready to answer your questions!
As lawyers with over three decades of experience, we understand that parents always need to know his or her children are protected.
If the divorce turns out to be amicable, we can negotiate equitable parenting time arrangements and other child custody agreements. In the case, however, that one party is not willing to compromise or is intent on inflicting pain on our client, our Manhattan custody lawyers are prepared to litigate this matter to court to reach the best possible solution.
Does the divorce action include filing for custody of my children or is that something separate?
Pursuing custody is part of your divorce action as ancillary relief in the divorce action.
What is legal custody?
This is when one parent can that make decisions for the child and can act in the Child's best interests. Legal Custody can be joint or sole legal custody. A Joint Legal Custody, however, cannot be awarded by the Court and only attainable if both parties agree to it.
What is physical custody?
This refers to with whom the children primarily reside with. The term "Visitation" has now for the most part been replaced by the phrase "Parental Access." Parental Access concerns physical custody and governs how much actual time is spent with each parent.
How does a judge decide who should get custody?
A judge will award custody based on the best interest of the child. This may or may not require the assistance of a forensic psychological or psychiatric evaluation of the entire family, depending on the circumstances.
At Goldweber Epstein LLP, we use the team approach to get the best results for our clients. In all our custody cases, one of the two main partners works with one of our associates to perform a comprehensive review of the case. Our partners have extensive and widely recognized experience in child custody cases and understand how to help our clients put everything in perspective to ensure a smooth and flawless outcome. We take your child custody issues seriously and work hard to provide you with the best possible results for you and your children.
Let our NYC child custody lawyers help you achieve the custody arrangement that you deserve, call (917) 809-7669!