New York Child Custody Attorneys
Eiges & Orgel, PLLC: Protecting Your Parental Rights
divorce gets a little more complicated when children are in the picture. Most
likely, both you and your spouse want what is best for your children.
While it may be somewhat easy to decide who gets the car and who takes
the motorhome, determining what is in your child's best interests
regarding where and with whom they will live can be more difficult.
When it's your child's future on the line, you need to be confident
that you are going above and beyond to ensure that the best possible resolution
is reached. By working with a New York child custody lawyer from Eiges
& Orgel, PLLC, you can breathe easier knowing that you will have a
seasoned, experienced, and aggressive advocate on your side. Over the
last several decades, our firm has helped more than 3,000 families throughout New York.
Do you need help sorting out a child custody matter? Get in touch with
an NYC divorce attorney at Eiges & Orgel, PLLC to learn more about
your rights and legal options.
We will get you started with a FREE case evaluation.
Types of Child Custody in New York
Child custody, when awarded, is not a one-size-fits-all solution. There
are different types of custody that can be awarded to match different
needs and can be suited to match different family dynamics. For example,
there are families where both parents are able to work together jointly,
and there are others where extenuating factors, such as alcohol addiction
or previous history of abuse, can cause a court to determine that one
parent is unsuited for custody roles.
Physical Custody: This is the most obvious form of custody as it deals with the physical
location of the child. Parents who are granted physical custody will have
the child living in their home.
Legal Custody: This is not as obvious, but equally as important. When legal custody is
awarded, it grants the parent permission to make all decisions regarding
the child's upbringing - from education to religion.
Sole Custody: In cases where one parent has a history of abuse or struggles with addiction,
the court may be favorable of awarding only one parent custody while granting
the other parent just visitation rights.
Joint Custody: Children benefit from having both parents involved. Therefore, the courts
prefer to award both parents custody - either legally or physically -
so they can share in the responsibility of raising the child.
Issues to Consider in a Child Custody Case
If you are seeking an
uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must agree upon the issue of child custody. If your
divorce is contested, the court will make this decision for you—in
which case, you may not get the full amount of custody to which you are
entitled. Child custody doesn't just deal with whose house the child
lives at; custody issues can deal with things such as who has authority
to make decisions regarding the child.
Child custody issues may also involve relocation.
If one spouse wishes to move, it may not fall within the legal boundaries
of a custody agreement. Even in the event of a legal separation, custody
must still be decided upon. There are also special considerations to make
depending on the age of the child. If you need help understanding the
best course of action regarding child custody in your particular situation,
we encourage you to speak with a New York child custody attorney at Eiges
& Orgel, PLLC as soon as possible.
Make Sure Your Rights Are Protected
Here at Eiges & Orgel, PLLC, our legal team has provided families throughout
New York State with the effective legal representation that they need
during any matter related to child custody, child support, visitation
or divorce. One of the main reasons that we are able to provide such high-quality
representation for these cases includes our past experience in representing
over 500 child custody cases over a period of 30 years. We know how to
handle these cases.
For fathers going through the divorce process, you may be concerned as
to whether your rights will be protected and how the child custody case
will result. If you are a mother filing for divorce, you may have concerns
regarding the custody of your children and
spousal support payments you may be entitled to if granted custody by a family court.
In either case, you will need an attorney who is well-versed in child
custody law on your side to deal with these matters.
Are You Seeking Visitation Rights?
There are several types of visitation that may be awarded to the parent
who was not granted primary custody of their children. Additionally, the
grandparents of a child on both the maternal and paternal side may request
visitation schedules during the divorce process as well. While many divorces
run smoothly after the child custody and visitation schedules have been
agreed upon by both parties or appointed by a family court, there are
certain situations that can result in a dispute of the visitation schedule.
At a time such as this, it is suggested that you have an attorney present.
Contact Eiges & Orgel, PLLC for a Free Evaluation
If you are currently in the middle of a heated child custody debate, you
are not alone. All throughout the state, many families who are filing
for divorce find themselves in a tricky situation regarding child custody
problems. Our firm can help you through the divorce stages and even if
a custody problem surfaces post-divorce. Not only does our team have over
40 years of legal experience, but we are also very proud to provide a
unique approach to each
family law situation.
No matter what legal issue you may be enduring with your family, our attorneys
are here to help! With a qualified New York child custody lawyer at our
office, we can guide you through the process of securing child custody
during divorce, obtaining child support, and scheduling visitation. We
have decades of legal experience and have even handled over 500 child
custody cases in the past. When you need an advocate of your rights on
your side, call our law firm today!
Contact a New York City divorce attorney
from our office to schedule your initial consultation.