New York Child Custody Attorneys

Eiges & Orgel, PLLC: Protecting Your Parental Rights

Unfortunately, divorce can become complicated when children are involved. 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 children's best interests regarding where and with whom they will live can be more difficult.

When your children'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 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 regarding 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 complimentary 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 and some 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.


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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!

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