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Suffolk County Joint Custody

If you are negotiating a Child Custody matter with your spouse, or are pursuing Joint Custody of your child, there are many legal and emotional issues to contend with. In order to successfully accomplish the best possible arrangement for you and your child, a Suffolk County Divorce Lawyer or Suffolk County Family Lawyer should be consulted. You should also be mindful that ultimately, the motivation behind the arrangement should be what will most benefit your child. Whether you have a preliminary agreement sketched out, or if you and your spouse are at odds over a custody issue, it will only help you to speak with a Suffolk County Joint Custody Lawyer as soon as you can. If you have issues surrounding your divorce such as Child Support and Spousal Support, a Suffolk County Joint Custody Lawyer can help you achieve a favorable outcome. From Suffolk County, Nassau County to anywhere in the NYC area, we are available to serve you.

Should you meet with a Suffolk County Joint Custody Lawyer, you will learn that even if you and your spouse are in agreement with a proposed plan, the court must find that the arrangement protects and benefits the child. The court also requires that any requested amendments are founded on true need and make sense for all the parties involved. A Suffolk County Joint Custody Lawyer can help to make sure that your plan will protect and preserve the rights on your child, and that the court will approve of the arrangement.

When first contemplating a Joint Custody agreement, a Suffolk County Joint Custody Lawyer may bring up some points to consider:

  • Are both parents resolute in their commitment to parent their child?
  • Can the parents get along to the degree necessary to successfully co-parent?
  • Is the Joint Custody being pursued to aggravate or punish the other parent?
  • Is one of the parents only pursuing Joint Custody to avoid Child Support obligations?

Your agreement should include specific information such how the parents will handle disputes, and how key decisions will be made regarding the child’s health, education and welfare. The document should specify who will have Physical Custody of the child and when, and it should be defined which home will serve as the Primary Residence. The parent’s Daily Responsibilities can also be set forth in the document, and helps to clarify each parent’s role. Other key provisions may include the sharing of holidays, any type of visitation restrictions, preferred methods of transportation, and educational requirements. Our office can negotiate and draft a Joint Custody agreement that will address the care you child requires, while at the same time making sense for you and your spouse (or ex-spouse).

Our office is experienced in all areas of Family Law, including Guardianship, Spousal Support and Child Custody. If you are interested in pursuing a Father’s Rights matter or even a Grandparent’s rights case, a Suffolk County Joint Custody Lawyer is available to discuss your case. We offer an initial consultation at no cost to you. Call 800.696.9529 and set up a meeting at any of our New York office locations, including Manhattan, Queens, Nassau County and Suffolk County.

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