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Suffolk County Legal Custody

What is legal custody?

When negotiating the terms of your child's custody it is very important to be aware of the distinction between physical and legal custody. Gaining physical custody of your child entails the responsibility for housing, feeding and generally taking care of your child on a daily basis.

The child will be living with you. Gaining legal custody of your child means that you will have the final authority on any decisions to be made in regards to your child's life, unless a judge were to determine otherwise. The legal custodian will have the final say when it comes to matters like education, important medical decisions, or any other major decision that could have a significant impact on your child's life. If you are going through a divorce and would like to attain legal custody of your child, it is absolutely essential that you contact a Suffolk County divorce attorney.

Legal Custody Issues

In most custody cases, the parent who gains physical custody of the child will also be granted legal custody. Sometimes parents will agree to share the legal custody of their child. In these joint legal custody arrangements, both parents will have an equal say in their child's life and upbringing. Maintaining legal custody of your child, even jointly, is an excellent way to stay in your child's life after a divorce. Children need the support of both parents to help them through the difficult period following a divorce. A skilled divorce lawyer from our firm will greatly increase your chances of gaining legal custody of your child.

At the office of Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law, we know how important it is for a parent to actively participate in their child's future. We have several years of experience helping parents gain legal custody of their children. Getting the legal custody of your child is no minor matter. You need a law firm with the expertise and skill necessary to successfully negotiate the favorable terms of your child's custody. Call our firm today.

Contact a Suffolk County child custody attorney if you would like to maintain the legal custody of your child.

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