Brooklyn Joint Custody
Arriving at a reasonable Child Custody agreement with your ex-spouse can be a challenging task. Despite the numerous details involved, the primary focus must be on the best interests of the child (or children). A Brooklyn Divorce Lawyer or Brooklyn Family Lawyer knows this, and also is aware of the other considerations that must be taken into account such as the intention of the parents in creating the agreement. If you and your ex-spouse are working on reaching an agreement, or it is a hotly contested matter between the two of you, a Brooklyn Family Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can help you arrive at a workable arrangement for all parties concerned. We can lend necessary legal guidance throughout your divorce, and address the impact this will have on related issues such as child support. We have an office near you, whether it is in New York City or an outlying area such as Nassau County or Westchester County.
When you talk to a Brooklyn Joint Custody Lawyer, you will learn valuable information that is necessary to creating a reasonable Joint Custody plan. For example, regardless of whether you and your spouse have worked out the details, the court will be looking for specific things. The agreement should always be created with the best interests of the child in mind. If you are modifying a custody agreement, you are required to prove why the modifications are warranted. You should keep in mind that you could be living under the guidelines of this agreement for a very long time, so it is important to consult with a Brooklyn Family Lawyer to create an agreement that really works for all parties involved.
A Brooklyn Joint Custody Lawyer can explain certain issue that should be considered when drafting a Joint Custody agreement such as:
- Are both parents able to cooperate to the extent necessary to fulfill the terms of the agreement?
- Do both parents have the genuine desire to actively parent the child?
- Is the Joint Custody agreement being used a tool to reduce child support payments by one parent?
- Is the agreement being used between the parents as emotional ammunition between fighting spouses?
As for the document itself, particular terms and concepts need to present to have a cohesive legal agreement. A Brooklyn Family Lawyer can guide you through these, and make sure they are appropriately included. For instance, the agreement should include a provision that will determine how disputes will be settled between the parents, and how crucial decisions relating to the child will be made. Also, matters of Physical Custody, and where the child will live as their Primary Residence need to be included, as well as the plan for Daily Responsibilities. The document should outline travel considerations, vacations and any restrictions necessary. From NYC to Long Island we are available and ready to help you create the best possible arrangement for you and your child.
Should you have a Joint Custody or other Child Custody concern, or a Family Law issue such as Father’s rights, Grandparents rights or are interested in a Guardianship filing, a Family Law Lawyer from the offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can lend expertise and guidance through this difficult time. We can offer a free consultation in any of our offices throughout the NY area, including the Suffolk and Nassau County. Call now at 800.696.9529.