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Child custody and visitation matters are difficult experiences requiring skilled legal representation. The Law Office of Vivien I. Stark has the experience to put your goals and rights as a parent first and make sure that your children are protected.

The attorneys at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark realize that your children are the most important part of your child custody and visitation matter. When you retain our Manhattan office for your child custody matter, we will provide you with the quality family law representation you deserve.

Our attorneys are:

  • Experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of child custody and visitation law;
  • Forthright and honest;
  • Punctual and dependable.

Let the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark represent you and your interests both in and out of the courtroom. Contact us in Manhattan today to schedule your confidential consultation.

A Manhattan Child Custody and Visitation Attorney Can Help

It is crucial to seek the counsel of an experienced and knowledgeable child custody and visitation attorney like those at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark for your family law case. Child custody cases involve unexpected complications and significant life decisions about the welfare of your children. A skilled attorney can evaluate your situation and develop the best possible strategy for moving forward.

Additionally, a child custody and visitation attorney from the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark can do the following and more on your behalf:

  • Educate you regarding your legal rights and responsibilities;
  • Familiarize you with the factors the court considers when analyzing custody cases;
  • Answer your questions about child custody and visitation laws; and
  • Help identify your most pressing custody and visitation issues and present those to the court.

Get the results you desire for yourself and your children. Call the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark today and learn more about how we can help you achieve your child custody and visitation goals.

Child Custody and Visitation Laws in New York

New York favors neither the mother nor the father in child custody matters. The court looks instead to the best interests of the child on a case-by-case basis.

The factors considered by the court in child custody matters in New York include but are not limited to the following:

  • Which parent was the primary custodial parent in the past;
  • The financial resources of each parent;
  • The presence of siblings in the home; and
  • Which parent will most likely foster an ongoing and positive relationship with the other parent.

What is Custody in New York?

Custody refers to the right to make decisions regarding the child and where the child resides. When parents have joint legal custody, they make major decisions about the child together. When one parent has sole custody, that parent makes the major decisions regarding the child.

There are some court orders that split decision-making powers between parents. For example, one parent may make medical decisions about the child while the other may make educational decisions.

The child resides with the parent, who is the physical custodian. The other parent has visitation. Visitation schedules vary greatly. However, courts prefer schedules that divide the time as evenly as possible between parents.

It is rare that parents are limited access to their children. This is reserved for cases of abuse or neglect.

Contact an Experienced Manhattan Child Custody and Visitation Attorney

If you want to learn more about child custody and visitation in Manhattan or have another family law matter you would like to discuss, call the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark. We will gladly meet with you and answer your questions and address your concerns about any Manhattan family law issue.

At the Law Offices of Vivien I. Stark, we work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for both you and your child. Contact us today to schedule a meeting with one of our experienced child custody and visitation attorneys.