Long Island Child Custody Lawyer
Understanding Issues of Child Support, Custody & Visitation
At Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, our legal team has over 150 years of combined experience that we put to work for every divorce or family law case that we take on. During our many years of practice, we have come to understand that issues revolving around child custody and child support are some of the more difficult ones. Our attorneys are here to provide you with the answers you need and the best possible path to lead you to these answers.
Some of the attorneys on our team have been named to the list of Super Lawyers® on our team, in addition to many other lawyers that are truly dedicated to our clients. When you begin working with a
Long Island divorce attorney from our office, you will instantly see that we care about our clients and will fight to find the best possible outcome. Below, we have provided a list of some child custody related topics. We provide this information to you so that you can better understand the situation you may be dealing with. Continue reading about more topics in child custody below:
What is child custody? This is a legal term used to describe the parents' role in the children's lives. A parent may have custody of their children after divorce, meaning the children may come to live with them, or a parent may be considered non-custodial, meaning they will only have visitation access to the children. There are three main types of child custody, including physical custody,
sole custody, and
joint legal custody. Additionally,
modifications of child custody may be available if a judge sees that this is in the best interest of the child.
Child support is a type of payment made from one spouse to another in order to provide their children with the best possible quality of life. There are strict child support guidelines in the state of New York that both parents are expected to abide by. Child support is also available to be
modified if a judge sees that this is the right solution.
As a father filing for divorce from your wife or partner, you have rights to protect yourself from discrimination or an unfair bias during the child custody process. Having an attorney at your side to protect your rights and to make sure that your children's best interests are looked after is vital.
If you plan on relocating after divorce and after child custody arrangements have been finalized, you must speak with an attorney first. Moving away, with or without your children, will disrupt the parenting plan that you and your ex have agreed upon. This could potentially be a serious legal issue that needs to be addressed in a timely fashion.
Many mothers and fathers use paternity tests as a tool to gain custody of their children, ensure that they are paid child support, or prevent themselves from paying child support. If you believe that your unique case requires a paternity test, let our Long Island law firm help you today.
Obtaining payments from your spouse may be something that is necessary after you split. Spousal support, often referred to as spousal maintenance or alimony, is a type of payment that provides the same quality of life for a spouse after the divorce has been finalized. We can help you with qualifying for spousal support, in addition to helping you fight for a positive outcome in your spouse support matters.
If you have not been granted custody of your children by a family court or mediator in your Long Island divorce case, it is very important that you pursue your rights to visitation of your children. A lawyer form our law firm will be able to make sure that you can visit your children if you are not granted custody, in addition to enforcing any court order that may be necessary.
Child Custody Attorney in Long Island
In the state of New York, all divorce and child custody cases are taken very seriously. Our law firm is truly dedicated to the art of helping others in need, and we are ready to take on any case that may be offered our way. Our lawyers are often described as responsive, effective, respectful, and compassionate, and you can bet that we will live up to this. We will guide your case through the family court system or assist you through divorce mediation if you should choose uncontested divorce. We can offer you a flat fee retainer for uncontested divorce, and a no-cost consultation to speak with a Long Island child custody lawyer from our law offices.
When you choose our firm, your case will be our top priority. We will always be looking out for the best interests of your children, and protecting your rights throughout the entire process. Our lawyers can even meet after hours for consultations and can offer you a free phone consult on Saturdays. Please speak to us right away to get the legal help that you not only need, but deserve as well.
Contact a Long Island child custody attorney at our office to find out more about our affordable, yet effective legal services.