Bronx Joint Custody
Creating a Child Custody agreement can be a daunting task. There are many factors to consider, the most important being the best interests and welfare of the child or children involved. A Bronx Family Lawyer or Bronx Divorce Lawyer is aware of this, as well as other considerations that should be taken into account such as the intention of the parents in creating the agreement. If you and your spouse (or ex-spouse) are attempting to reach a Joint Custody agreement, or if you are hopelessly frustrated in your efforts, call a Bronx Joint Custody Lawyer today. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can lend advice in developing a custody agreement during your divorce, and evaluate the consequences this creates regarding child support issues. If you live in NYC, or a surrounding county such as Westchester County and Suffolk County, we have an office near you.
When meeting with a Bronx Joint Custody Lawyer you will receive valuable insight that is essential to creating a favorable Joint Custody plan. For example, the court will be looking for particular concepts within your plan that must be included. The agreement must always put the child first, and be created in their best interest. If you are trying to modify an agreement, you will have to show the court why the requested changes are required and that they are reasonable. The agreement should be drafted carefully, because all the parties will be living under its terms for a long time. Because of this, you should call a Bronx Family Lawyer to ensure that the document is well thought out and puts the needs of your child first.
A Bronx Joint Custody Lawyer will discuss several factors involved in writing a Joint Custody agreement such as:
- Is one of the parents using the Joint Custody issue only as an emotional weapon against the other spouse?
- Is there a true desire to properly parent this child?
- Do the parents have the ability to get along and cooperate for the purposes of carrying out this agreement?
- Is the Joint Custody agreement only a ploy by one parent in attempt to decrease Child Support?
In the written agreement, various terms and concepts need to be included. A Bronx Family Lawyer will explain these provisions to you and make sure that you understand them. The agreement should set forth how (and who) will make decisions for the child, and determine how disputes will be settled between the parents should one arise. The document should include matters regarding Physical Custody, and which location will serve as the child’s Primary Residence. The division of daily tasks and responsibilities should also be defined. Other factors may include vacations, methods of transportation, other travel and any restrictions necessary. From NYC to any outlying areas including Queens or Long Island, we are available to assist in negotiating a Joint Custody agreement that is fair and reasonable for all parties.
If you have a Family Law issue such as Grandparent’s rights or Father’s Rights, or a Guardianship case, a knowledgeable Family Law Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can lend guidance and support. We have expertise in negotiating divorce cases, including Child Visitation matters and Spousal Support issues. Call us today for a free consultation at any of our offices throughout New York (including Manhattan), from Queens to Westchester County. We are here to help at 800.696.9529.