Joint Custody in New York
Sharing Parental Responsibilities & Decision-Making
In previous years, it was a given that one parent would be given
custody of the child. This was typically the mother and was all-inclusive type
of custody - giving them both physical and legal control. This, however,
has changed in recent years and it is becoming more and more common for
courts to grant what is known as joint custody. This is done in an attempt
to help the children keep close relationships with both parents as it
is determined to be in the best interest of the child.
When joint custody is awarded it could be joint legal custody, joint physical
custody or both - the courts awarding an arrangement that best suits the
actual family. If you would like to have your legal rights protected or
if you would like to learn more about what can be done to help you gain
custody of your child, it is highly recommended that you pick up the phone
and contact a New York child custody attorney from Eiges & Orgel,
PLLC as soon as you possibly can.
Custody Lawyer Serving New York, New York
At Eiges & Orgel, PLLC, we have over 40 years of combined experience
that we bring to the table. We are AV® rated and been rated as "excellent"
from Avvo.com. This is the level of experience and proven results that
you need when you are facing a divorce. We strongly believe that our firm
is different from the average firm because we mostly operated on a fixed
fee schedule - allowing our clients to know the cost of the process before
they commit. We are also committed to providing personalized assistance
when it matters most, helping our clients with individualized answers
during this trying time.
To learn more about joint custody and what can be done, please contact a New York custody lawyer.