White Plains Child Custody Lawyers
Friedman & Friedman – Helping Families for 35+ Years
Few issues can be more emotionally charged than what is in the best interest
of your child and during a
divorce, child custody is often the subject of heated debate. While everyone may
want what is best for their child, feelings of frustration and anger can
make cooperation between couples difficult. When a dispute exists, it
is critical to secure knowledgeable attorneys who know how to protect
your interests. At Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, we have
a powerful understanding of the custody process and can help your family
to prepare for the difficulties ahead. If you have questions about a
family law dispute, we invite you to contact our White Plains child custody lawyers
and discuss your case.
Looking for legal counsel? Our lead attorney’s accolades include:
- "10 Best" in client satisfaction by the American Institute of
Family Law Attorneys
- New York's Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers for 2015 & 2016
- New York Metro Super Lawyer (only 5% of attorneys within New York State)
- National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers (Matrimonial & Family Law)
How Will a Court Determine Custody
When spouses cannot reach an agreement outside of the courtroom, the decision
of custody can be put in front of a judge. In White Plains, and throughout
New York, child custody is decided based on the standard of what is in
the best interest of the child. While spouses may have some influence,
generally, situations which see that a child is best cared for may trump
the preferences of either parent. Every family will have a different story
and as such, how a judge will determine custody can vary for each case.
Factors a court may consider when determining custody include:
- The ability of each spouse to provide for the child
- The emotional attachment between a parent and child
- The living arrangements and location of each spouse
- If a child has special needs or health concerns
- The physical and mental health of each parent
- Evidence of child abuse or neglect
Child Custody Dispute? Call (914) 873-4410
Whether you anticipate that a child custody battle is on the horizon, or
you are looking to revisit an existing agreement, you do not have to navigate
the legal process alone. At Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law,
we believe that the best results are a product of client-focused service.
Our White Plains child custody lawyers will take the time to understand
your situation in order to create a legal strategy in line with your goals.
No matter how complex you believe your family law dispute to be, our firm
can provide effective, compassionate guidance when you need it most.
The sooner you
contact our firm, the sooner we can help you to resolve your custody dispute.