Category Archives: Child Custody
Bad Mouthing Your Spouse Can Hurt Your Child Custody Case
Co-parenting is often necessary after a divorce that involves children, but that does not mean that is easy. After ending a marriage, the two spouses often harbor feelings of anger and resentment towards each other. Hiding these feelings is not always easy, even when parents are around their children. Regardless of how you feel… Read More »
Common Reasons For Child Custody Modifications
Change is one of the only constants in life and after a divorce, the orders that were initially issued may no longer be practical for one or both parties involved. This holds true for child custody orders, as well. Years after a divorce, there are many circumstances that can change that warrant a modification… Read More »
Do Parents Lose Custody If They Go To Jail?
Being convicted of a criminal offense in New York has serious consequences. You may have to serve jail time, pay high fines, and will have a permanent criminal record. When a parent is convicted of a crime, it can have a negative impact on the entire family. You may wonder if the conviction will… Read More »
Do Children Testify In Custody Disputes?
Any custody dispute can become a contentious battle between the two parents. Badmouthing the other parent and making accusations, whether they are true or not, are just some types of behavior people engage in to limit their spouse’s access to the child. This type of conflict only adds to the emotional upheaval and stress… Read More »
How Could Social Media Affect Your Child Custody Case?
The explosion of social media in the last ten to fifteen years has made it much easier for everyone to keep in touch with friends and family members. When you are going through a child custody dispute, you may think social media is a great place to receive the support you need. While you… Read More »
Can Grandparents Get Legal Visitation Or Custody Of A Grandchild?
Several studies have shown the value of grandparent-grandchild relationships and it is no wonder why. A strong relationship with grandparents is critical to a child’s well-being and development. The wisdom, support, and time grandparents provide their grandchildren is invaluable. Unfortunately, parents sometimes do not allow family members, such as grandparents, to have a relationship… Read More »
Should You Adjust Your Parenting Time Schedule During The School Year?
Kids have been back in school for many weeks now and hopefully the 2002-2023 school year will be a good one. Unfortunately, a new school year can also bring about certain challenges, including those related to child custody. Our Suffolk County child custody lawyer can help parents anticipate potential adjustments and make hard decisions…. Read More »
Joint Custody: The Advantages And Drawbacks
In many child custody cases, Divorce or Family Court Judges in New York will encourage joint residential and/or legal custody. The presumption is that it is in the child’s best interests to spend an approximately equal amount of time with both parents. Just as with anything else though, joint custody has both its advantages,… Read More »
How To Co-Parent Successfully After Divorce
One of the most important parts of any divorce in Suffolk County is a parenting agreement. Parents can work together to create a plan tailored to their needs and that addresses how they will co-parent with each other after the divorce. Parents who are able to work together to develop a plan can reduce… Read More »
Factors Considered In Child Custody Cases
Child custody issues always increase the potential for conflict in any divorce case that involves children. Each parent typically wants to spend as much time as possible with their child, and no one wants to face the possibility of seeing their children less. The Courts in New York will only consider the best interests… Read More »