NY Visitation Attorneys

With well over a decade of experience fighting for the rights of spouses and children, Robert Aronov & Associates, P.C. can help you to navigate this difficult time. Our attorneys can help answer simple questions or take you all the way through trial. Call our office today for a free, no obligation consultation.

Manhattan Office
315 Madison Avenue
(corner of 42nd street)
New York, NY 10165
TEL. (212)807-5525
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Queens, NY - Main Office
88-02 136 Street
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
TEL. (718) 206-1555
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Westchester Office
75 South Broadway - 4th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
TEL. (914) 819-5787
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Long Island Office
1225 Franklin Avenue, Suite 325
Garden City, NY 11530
TEL. (516) 512-8967
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Brooklyn, NY Office
1172 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11230
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CUSTODY & VISITATION

Perhaps the single most important aspect of any divorce is custody and visitation of the children. There are two types of custody, legal and physical. Legal custody relates to the decision making ability of the parent. Physical custody means that the child lives with that parent and the parent is responsible for sheltering and sustaining the child.

Sole custody means that one parent makes all the decisions for the child relating to health, education and religion and also has physical custody of the child. Joint custody means that both parents make decisions together and the child spends time in both households. It is also possible for one parent to have sole legal custody, but for parents to have joint physical custody through liberal rights of visitation.

New York courts tend to award joint custody in instances where both parents can work together and cooperate in order to make decisions that are in the best interests of the child. In situations where parents do not get along or harbor hostility towards each other, courts will more likely award sole custody to one parent. Statistically, sole custody is awarded to the mother in about 70% of cases, 20% of cases end up in a joint custody arrangement and in about 10% of cases, sole custody is awarded to the father.

Custody can be decided on by the parents or by the court. Even if parents come up with a custody arrangement, the courts can change it if they think it might not be in the child’s best interests. Also, courts can change the custody arrangement at any time if they think it’s in the best interests of the child.

Visitation is when the child spends time with the non-custodial parent. Visitation can be supervised and unsupervised. Parents can work together to come up with a viable parenting plan to make sure that they are involved in their child’s lives, whether they are the custodial or the non-custodial parent.

Whether you are looking to obtain custody, amend a custody arrangement or figure out visitation, an experienced attorney can help you navigate this vital road.

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