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Child Custody


How Are Child Visitation Rights Determined in New York?

February 15, 2023
Having children is one of life’s greatest blessings. Not being able to see your child can be excruciating. Whether you are just gone through a divorce, were never married, or the custodial parent does not want you to see your child; a New York child custody attorney from the Law Office of Vivien I....
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Can A Custodial Parent Relocate With a Child in New York?

February 5, 2023
As remote work continues to expand throughout New York, more and more parents are deciding to relocate to their dream destinations. For some families, this is not an issue. For those that have custody agreements in place, this can be a tricky situation. How does New York handle relocation for a parent that has...
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Making a Custody Schedule for the Holidays

October 1, 2022
The holidays are a joyous season and one that children especially look forward to. But when parents divorce and split custody, the holidays can become a contentious time of year with hard feelings and loneliness for the parent who doesn’t have the kids on an important day of the year. By carefully negotiating a...
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Joint Custody Vs. Shared Custody in New York

September 5, 2022
Child custody can be confusing, and for a good reason. The states, including New York, use different terms to describe parents’ legal rights and responsibilities to their children. Parents must know and understand the terms used in their state to avoid making child custody mistakes that could affect their families now and in the...
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Can I Change Custody Attorneys in the Middle of a Child Custody Battle?

May 5, 2022
Changing custody attorneys is ultimately your decision or yours and your attorney’s mutually agreed decision at any time in your child custody case. Whether you should do so rests on your reasons for making the change, especially if you are in the midst of a heated child custody dispute. Before making any decisions, consider...
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How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody in New York City?

April 26, 2022
Domestic violence can affect the outcome of a child custody case in New York.  Just what impact domestic violence has on child custody is determined on a case-by-case basis by the family court judge.   The following is an overview of domestic violence and orders of protection in New York child custody cases and a...
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New York Child Custody Evaluations

If you are undergoing a divorce and have children, you have heard the term “in the best interest of the child.” This is the most important standard the New York courts will use to determine child custody and visitation. In the best of all worlds, a divorcing couple can put their issues with each...
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Proving Emotional Abuse in New York Child Custody Cases

April 28, 2020
There are no bruises, cuts, concussions or broken bones – but there are broken hearts and broken spirits. Emotional abuse is just as damaging as physical abuse, and perhaps even more so. Emotional abuse of children may include verbal assaults—such as a barrage of criticism and insults—or isolating, terrorizing, ignoring, rejecting, neglecting or exploiting...
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