At the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC, we understand the gravity of child custody proceedings, and we further realize the importance of reaching as swift and amicable a resolution as possible. If you and your ex can agree to terms of custody and visitation for the most part, then our skilled negotiators can ensure that your rights are protected in a robust legal document. If the other parent simply won’t cooperate, our trial-tested lawyers know how to vigorously protect your parental rights in court.
While you might not be required to have a lawyer for a child custody case, a lawyer can help you to have a stronger chance to get the outcome that you deserve. The child’s best interests are the most important factor to a judge, but a skilled child custody attorney can also help to prove your parental rights in court.
We will do everything in our legal power to preserve your child’s best interests, providing unflappable, tenacious advocacy to ensure a favorable outcome. Discover what dedicated, pragmatic representation can achieve for you and your family. We encourage you to take advantage of your free consultation!
A separating couple will have the opportunity to reach a child custody agreement out of court through the process of mediation. If the couple cannot agree on a child custody plan, the court may see fit to intervene and issue a child custody order. The court will assess many factors when determining a child custody arrangement. Every family court judge will act according to what is presumed to be in the best interests of the child or children.
According to New York Domestic Relations Law, the courts may consider the following in child custody cases:
An unfit parent in New York is a parent through their conduct fails to provide proper guidance, care, or support. Also, if there is abuse, neglect, or substance abuse issues, that parent will be deemed unfit.
In New York, full custody means that one parent has the authority to make decisions about the child. The other parent may have the right to receive educational or medical information, but they do not make the decisions.
A father can get full custody of their child in New York. Laws in New York used to favor the mother getting having custody of the child and that she would have better decisions as a parent. Now, New York laws have changed and have made it so that neither parents have a better chance of getting custody in New York. Child custody cases are determined on a case-by-case basis. There are 4 main types of child custody in New York and they are:
Joint: This is where both parents share custody based on a schedule that is decided by them or by the court
Legal custody: This is where parents, which can be one or both of them, make the important decisions about the child, such as education, medical, and religious issues
Physical: This is the parent with whom the child resides.
Having served as attorneys for fathers' rights group members our attorneys completely understand the unique needs of parents. Our child custody lawyers in Westchester County proudly represent both mothers and fathers who are seeking custody of their children. We specifically work hard to facilitate agreeable custody arrangements that not only work for both parents but ensure the well-being of their children.
Call the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC today for a free consultation and speak with us directly about any questions or concerns you may have at this time.