Helping Parents Protect Their Relationships With Their Children
Child Custody is probably the most difficult issue addressed by the family courts. Not knowing what will happen to your children after a relationship is over can be extremely stressful, making it difficult to think clearly when making important decisions about your future.
That is where the assistance of an experienced, compassionate lawyer can make a big difference. I am David L. Moreno, an experienced Staten Island child custody attorney, and I am committed to helping my clients arrive at workable, positive outcomes to custody issues.
Understanding the Complexities of Child Custody in New York State
Under New York law, child custody decisions must be made based on the best interests of the child. Every case is unique, and it is up to the parents (in settlement negotiations) or the judge (in litigation) to determine which arrangements will turn out to be in the child’s best interests.
There are a number of different legal concepts associated with child custody, including:
Physical custody: Who is responsible for providing the child with a permanent home?
Legal custody: who is responsible for making decisions about the child’s upbringing?
Parental access: How often and when does a noncustodial parent get to visit the child?
These concepts can be combined in a number of different ways to come up with a parenting plan for the child. I am experienced at helping clients address these issues in the context of divorce cases, paternity matters, modification petitions and enforcement proceedings.
The child custody process can be particularly difficult one parent wants to move out of the area with the child. I have successfully represented many clients in these parental relocation cases.
New York Custody and Visitation Attorney – 718-727-2327
When your role as a parent is one of the most important things in your life, you owe it to your children to make sue that the child custody process is done right. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, please contact my office today at 718-727-2327.