Nassau County Joint Custody
Contending with Child Custody issues are challenging at best. A Nassau County Divorce Lawyer or Nassau County Family Lawyer will tell you that not only can these matters are emotionally draining; there are legalities that need to addressed. The underlying premise behind any agreement should be the emotional and physical health and happiness of the child or children. A Nassau County Joint Custody Lawyer should always be consulted in these matters, regardless of whether the parents have reached an agreement on their own, or they are at odds. Each Joint Custody agreement needs to have key elements included so that adequately protects the rights of each individual and is accepted by the court.
Each Joint Custody agreement should ultimately focus on the health and happiness of the child (or children). The court will also be looking for genuine cooperation on the part of each parent to ensure that the Joint Custody agreement will be carried out appropriately. Keep in mind that if you are attempting to change your present agreement, you will be called upon to show that the changes are needed and are not arbitrary. Consulting with a Nassau County Joint Custody Lawyer will give you the legal guidance you will need to create a positive result for you and your child. Our offices, from Westchester County to Brooklyn including Nassau County, are ready to help.
The parties will want to ask themselves the following questions prior to creating their agreement:
- Is this agreement being pursued out of love for the child, rather than selfish reasons?
- Will the spouses be able to amicably carry out the terms of the agreement?
- Is the agreement only to be used as emotional ammunition between the parties?
- Is a parent only trying to reduce their child support obligations?
A Nassau County Family Lawyer will be able to enlighten you on what terms should be included in your document. The parents will need to agree on a method for making child care decisions, and it should be discussed how the parents will navigate disagreements. The child’s education and holiday schedule will need to be settled, and any restrictions included. Where will the Primary Residence be? Which parent is in charge of daily chores and activities? Our office will walk you through this process to come up with the best case scenario for you and your child (or children).
Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has extensive Family Law experience in Child Custody, Child Visitation and related matters. We handle Spousal Support Father’s Rights issues in addition to Guardianship problems and even Grandparent’s rights. We offer case evaluations free of charge at any of our New York offices, from the Bronx to Long Island. Contact us at 800.696.9529 right away.