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When choosing a child custody attorney in Suffolk County , it's important to consider what the goals of the case are and how your divorce lawyer will be able to pursue your desired results. A talented attorney from our divorce firm may be able to help you create a sound custody plan that is in the best interests of your child and your family.

Why do clients trust our firm to handle their case?

  • Aggressive yet compassionate representation during any Nassau County child custody matter
  • Step-by-step guidance throughout every stage of development
  • Tailored legal solutions that are unique to your family’s dynamics, needs, and strengths
  • NYS Certified Parenting Plan Mediation, if you prefer to keep your custody matter completely confidential and out of the courts

We will work with you to create a strong child custody case plan - a key part of pursuing the best outcome possible. Our team understands how Long Island child custody matters can potentially change the dynamic of your family for years to come, and we treat every case with the utmost degree of professionalism, compassion, and sensitivity. Whether you are facing a custody matter due to divorce or as an unmarried parent, we can advocate for your rights.

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How Child Custody Is Determined in New York

When determining custody of a child, the state of New York does not award custody to a preferred parent (i.e. mothers are not automatically granted sole custody). Child custody, whether sole or joint custody, is awarded solely based on the best interests of the child. This means that the court professes a "gender-blind" attitude and uses criteria to make a custody determination that will most benefit the child or children. It is also important to understand the court's decision-making processes so you know your rights and responsibilities in such a case.

When determining custody arrangements, the family court judge will consider such factors as:

  • The child’s physical / mental health
  • Parent's lifestyle / daily schedule
  • Child’s normal routine
  • Child’s education
  • Any history of abuse
  • Parent’s ability to provide for the child’s physical, mental, and emotional needs
  • Potential impact upon the child’s relationship with the non-custodial parent
  • Preference of the child, if they are above a certain age

A dedicated Long Island divorce lawyer from our team can help you better understand New York's child custody laws, the process, and steps you can take to help obtain a desirable result in your case. A possible option is taking advantage of our ability to provide NYS Certified Parenting Plan Mediation. This can be very useful for creating a more amicable child custody and/or visitation agreement.

Put an Experienced Divorce Lawyer for Your Nassau or Suffolk County Case

If you are going through divorce litigation and need to arrange a child custody agreement or if you need help with a modification proceeding for a pre-existing agreement, The Meyers Law Group, P.C. is prepared to serve you with exceptional representation. We have helped clients in a variety of custody cases, modifications, and enforcement.

Contact a Huntington custody attorney from our firm today to discuss your case!