Keeping The Best Interests Of The Children In Mind In Custody Matters
Parents who are divorcing or are unmarried often are at odds over their children. Unfortunately, this can take a toll on the children. When you are dealing with child custody or another legal matter involving your kids, we are here to help.
Our legal team at Bekoff, Feinman, Lo Piccolo & Kauffman, P.C., in Nassau County understands what you are going through. As highly skilled attorneys who have handled many different types of family law issues in Manhattan for decades, we have a vast knowledge of the New York laws that govern child custody cases. We take the time to explain your rights and options under the law and determine what the best course of action is.
Making Child Custody Arrangements
We understand how confusing all the information about custody can be. But one thing remains clear: New York courts take the best interests of the children very seriously and draft custody orders with this in mind. We encourage all our clients to work with the other parent as much as possible to minimize the impact on the children and reduce the animosity in the case. Children do better when parents are cordial and work together.
Whether you are trying to determine where the children will live and who will have primary physical custody, or you are working to establish legal (decision-making) custody, our firm is here to assist you.
Modifications To Custody And Visitation Orders
Once child custody has been established and a court order has been created, both parents are obligated to follow the stated custody arrangements. Any deviation may potentially result in that parent being held in contempt of court.
If you do require a change to the custody order, it is important that you seek a modification through the courts to ensure that you are in compliance with the law and that the new arrangement is enforceable.