Staten Island Child Custody Attorneys
Fighting for Your Child's Best Interests
Child custody is the most important issue that must be resolved in the breakup of any relationship. Custody can also be one of the most contentious issues between parents.
Do you need legal assistance handling a child custody matter in Staten Island, Brooklyn, or the New Jersey counties of Monmouth and Middlesex? Contact us for a Legal Strategy Session! As Staten Island divorce lawyers, we will provide competent and caring guidance for your case from start to finish. Call today and let us fight for the best interests of both you and your child.
Child Custody Cases in New York & New Jersey
Child custody consists of two parts. Legal custody of a child involves the right and responsibility of making decisions regarding the child, such as health, education, religion, and other major life concerns. Physical or residential custody of a child refers to where and with whom the child will live. When the parents share joint legal custody, both parents will make major decisions about the child. The parent with whom the child resides will make the day-to-day decisions while the child is under his or her care. When only one parent has custody, which is called sole custody, that parent has the exclusive right to make decisions about the child and the child resides with them as well.
When determining child custody, the courts will not favor one parent over the other. Custody is decided upon the best interests of the child. The courts will consider many factors in arriving at their decision. These factors include which parent has been the child's main caregiver, the individual parenting skills of each parent, the physical and mental health of the parents, whether either parent has been the victim or aggressor in any domestic violence incident, what the child desires if he or she is old enough, and more.
Child Custody Attorneys for Fathers in Staten Island, Brooklyn, & the New Jersey Counties of Middlesex and Monmouth
We can help you understand and resolve the legal points of child custody. Arrange a Legal Strategy Session with me at your earliest opportunity for caring and competent legal help tailored to the rights of fathers.
Call me at (800) 560-0922 for representation in a child custody case.
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Where Can I File My Divorce Paper Work?If you are currently engaged in an uncontested divorce then you can file your divorce papers at the County Clerk’s Office, or online using the New York State Courts Electronic Filing System. However, many times this isn’t the case and you need an attorney that will guide you through your divorce. Contact my firm today for more information.
What Are Grounds for Divorce in the State of New York?In New York any of the following reason will qualify you for a divorce: complete marital division (no-fault divorce) for a period of at least 6 months, abuse, abandonment, prison time, cheating, or a period of legal separation.