Long Island / Queens Child Custody Attorney
Representing Clients in Child Custody Cases in Long Island & Queens, New York
Child custody can be one of the most difficult and stressful issues to deal with in a divorce or in a post-divorce situation. Child custody battles can be emotionally trying, causing anxiety and frustration for spouses, children, and their extended families. In any child custody dispute or matter in Long Island or Queens, you should not hesitate to retain the services of an experienced Long Island / Queens divorce lawyer who is well-versed in the legal procedures and with the local court system and personnel who hear these cases. That is why we recommend that you consult with a Long Island / Queens child custody lawyer at Seidner & Associates, PC to find out how you can benefit from our divorce and family law experience, skills, and extensive knowledge.
Child Custody in New York
Custody consists of two parts, legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody grants you the right and responsibility to make major decisions about your child's health, education, religious training, and welfare. Physical custody determines where and with whom the child will mainly live. In joint custody, both parents have responsibility for the child whereas sole custody grants only one parent that responsibility.
In awarding custody of a child, neither parent is granted more favor than the other by New York courts. Custody is granted according to what is in the best interests of the child, as determined by the court. The court will look at many factors in deciding custody issues, including which parent has acted as the main caregiver, the parenting skills of both parents, the parents' mental and physical health, parent's work schedules and obligations, the child's desires if old enough to have a reasonable opinion, how custody will impact the child's relationship with any siblings, and the parents' ability to cooperate with one another in parenting plans.
Having an experienced and competent Long Island / Queens child custody attorney in your corner can make a dramatic difference in how your custody issue is presented to the court and in how it is resolved.
Contact a Long Island / Queens child custody lawyer at the firm for the capable legal guidance and representation needed in any child custody matter.