Suffolk County Child Custody Lawyer

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Child Custody Attorney in Suffolk County, New York

The future of your children is of ultimate concern in any divorce case. Will parenting duties be shared by both parents? Will each parent have the right to make critical decisions about the child’s life in education, medical decisions, religion, and more?

Some child custody cases can be resolved amicably between the two parents, but many cases are hotly disputed. Whatever your situation, of the many factors that could affect the outcome of your custody case, the best interests of your child is the most significant factor in the eyes of the court. You need an attorney who thinks in this same way. If you are facing a child custody issue in Suffolk County, our firm can assist you in upholding your rights to preserve your child’s best interests.

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Determining Factors for Child Custody in New York

If you are facing a child custody dispute, it is important that you are familiar with the New York child custody laws. In New York there are several types of child custody that can be awarded including sole custody, joint custody, and even third party custody. There are several different factors that the court takes into consideration when determining child custody that include:

  • The best interests of the child
  • Which parent acted as the primary caretaker before the divorce
  • The physical and mental well-being of each parent
  • If either parent has a dependency on drugs or alcohol
  • If there was any history of domestic violence
  • What the work schedules are for each parent
  • The relationship that the child has with each parent and their siblings
  • If each parent is able to encourage the child to have a relationship with the other parent

The court prefers to award joint custody if it is in the best interest of the child. However, if the court finds that one parent is not "fit" to care and provide for the child, that parent could be awarded visitation rights or supervised visitation. If both parents are unfit to care for the child, then custody could be awarded to a third party such as a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling.

Call a Child Custody Attorney in Suffolk County

Child Custody Lawyer in Suffolk County, New York

In any child custody case, there are several possible arrangements of legal custody and physical custody. Many parents choose to maintain two households, with custody of the children shared on alternating weeks or on some other parenting schedule. Even when a case is resolved with one parent gaining physical custody of the children, the other parent typically has the right to visitation.

While of course the outcome of the case is important, the manner in which a child custody case is resolved can be of paramount value. Cases of this importance should be managed by a high quality Suffolk County divorce lawyer, such as Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law. Backed by decades of experience, he knows how to resolve difficult custody matters before they escalate to a trial. Don’t hesitate to discover what our skilled, compassionate negotiator can achieve for you and your loved ones. Request your free case evaluation today!

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Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law
Suffolk County Divorce Lawyer
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5225 Route 347, Building 6, Suite 36
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776.
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