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New York Divorce And Child Custody

Anytime  children are involved in a divorce, there is  heightened emotion and conflict. Miss Malik provides knowledgeable and compassionate support to clients in child custody disputes throughout the case including navigating and dealing with Court appointed attorneys, forensic experts, psychologists and has coached clients on how to maneuver the system which can be a potential minefield of pain and conflict. Miss Malik has helped clients vacate strategic family Offense Petitions and obtain Orders of Protection where needed. She has represented parents in multi-state custody cases and has extensive experience in custody-related matters including access, legal and physical custody child support, spheres of custody, forensic evaluations, parent coordinators, post-divorce custody matters, religious matters pertaining to children, parental alienation, medical abuse, etc. At PM Law PC our legal practice has extensive experience in cases that involve complex custody disputes. Our attorneys provide our New York clients with a wide range of legal services, including family law, divorce and child custody conflicts.

Deciding Child Custody In New York

In the state of New York, parties either need to agree on child custody or the court will decide custody based on what it deems to be in the best interests of the child. Legal custody is the right to make decisions on behalf of a child, such as education, medical care and religious upbringing. Physical custody refers to who is physically responsible for the child. If the parents cannot agree on custody, the court will consider a number of factors, including:

  • Each parent’s parenting skills and their attentiveness to the child’s needs
  • Each parent’s established involvement with the child
  • Each parent’s work schedule
  • Depending on the age of the child, the child’s wishes

Joint legal and physical custody typically means that both parents make decisions together on behalf of the child, and the child roughly spends equal time with both parents. In the event that custody is not joint, the noncustodial parent will be entitled to visitation, typically determined by an agreed-upon parenting plan. Custody will also factor into any sort of determination with respect to child support. If you are facing such a battle, the attorneys at PM Law PC can help you present your story and your strengths as a parent to the court and the experts involved. In these cases, every email, every communication and every conference matters. Hire attorneys who will take the time to know you, your children and your case and work tirelessly and fearlessly on your behalf so that your children’s best interests are served.

Relocating With A Child After A Divorce

With divorce comes life transitions. A divorce settlement is negotiated and reached based on the facts and circumstances of both parties at the time of the divorce. However, divorce, by its very nature, brings transition. Whether a new job or new relationship brings relocation opportunities to you or your former spouse, it is not uncommon to have to go back to renegotiate.

As consistent and dependable negotiators, clients appreciate our attorney’s efforts in mediation or a settlement conference. Our attorneys are strong negotiators and tough litigators who will fight to protect our clients’ rights and interests, and preserve the best interests of their children.

Schedule A Consultation With A Child Custody Attorney

Our attorneys are available for an initial case consultation in person or virtually. To schedule an initial consultation and case assessment, you can reach the firm through this contact form or call the office at 888-657-5755. Our attorneys look forward to telling you more about how they can advocate on your behalf in your child custody matter.