Bronx Child Custody Lawyer
Ava G. Gutfriend Understands Your Family Dynamic
Divorce can be stressful, and separating couples can quickly come to disagreements
regarding distribution of assets, money and property; however, one of
the most commonly contested areas of divorce are situations that involve
children. Determining custody,
child support and
visitation can be difficult, and many families feel stressed regarding this area
of their divorce decrees. In order to protect your parental rights and
ensure that your child's best interests are kept in mind, you need
to speak with our Bronx child custody attorneys. At The Law Office of
Ava G. Gutfriend, I stand ready to provide families with trusted representation for their
family law and
child custody cases.
Need assistance in determining child custody?
Contact us online or call (888) 448-2068 to speak with a Bronx custody attorney.
While each case is unique to the individuals involved, family law judges
commonly consider the following:
- Each parent's income
- The health of each parent
- Overall health and well-being of the child
- Location of the parents
- Ability to obtain and keep insurance
- Relationships between the parent and child
In some cases, children over the age of 12 will be given the chance to
voice their preference on their living situation. If you are already consulting
a mediator or family therapist, a judge will also take into consideration
the expert's findings prior to coming to a verdict regarding custody.
When you work with my firm I will fight to protect your rights as a parent;
however, it is important to remember that a judge will almost always,
without a doubt, rule in favor of the child's best interests.
Legal vs. Physical Custody in New York
Legal custody – This type of custody refers to the right that a parent is given to make
important life decisions for their child or children. The types of decisions
include matters related to religion, education, medical choices, etc.
Physical custody – This type of custody refers to which parent the child or children will
live with, and therefore, which parent will primarily take care of the
physical needs of the child (the parent without physical custody may still
need to provide child support to helps with the child’s needs).
Sole vs. Joint Custody in New York
Sole custody – When a parent is awarded sole custody, then that parent has full custody
rights and responsibilities over the child or children. A parent in New
York can have sole legal custody, sole physical custody, or both.
Joint custody - When two parents are awarded joint custody, then both parents must share
the rights and responsibilities over the child or children. Parents in
New York can have joint legal custody, joint physical custody, or both.
For more questions regarding custody in New York, don’t hesitate to
contact our firm.
How a Bronx Child Custody Attorney Can Help
Retaining the representation of an experienced attorney can provide you
with the information and counsel you need to ensure that your child, family
and rights are protected. I will work diligently to help provide you with
a favorable outcome for your child custody case. Once custody agreements
have been reached, I will assist you and your spouse with coming to an
acceptable resolution regarding child support and visitation. Working
with an attorney can help provide you with an amicable completion to your
custody case. If you have questions about your situation, or if you are
interested in learning how a Bronx child custody lawyer can benefit you,
do not hesitate to contact my firm right away. I provide case evaluations
to all potential clients, so
contact The Law Office of Ava G. Gutfriend to get started!