About Child Custody in New York

The state of New York recognizes two different types of child custody: legal and physical custody. Physical custody orders determine where a child lives and when he or she spends time with each parent. Legal custody determines which parent is able to make important choices on the child’s behalf. These decisions may relate to the child’s medical care, education or other important issues. Either type of custody can be awarded solely to one parent or as joint custody shared by both parents.

After an initial custody order has been enacted, the circumstances that led to the order may change. When this occurs, either parent can petition the court to have the custody orders modified.

Hiring a Child Custody Attorney in New York

When you are involved in a child custody dispute, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. However, an attorney who has experience with these cases will be able to explain how the law applies in your case so you can work toward the best possible outcome.

If you are negotiating a custody arrangement with your child’s other parent outside of court, your attorney will help to facilitate a successful mediation process. If you are unable to reach an agreement with your child’s other parent outside of court, your attorney will help you prepare arguments so you can maximize your chances of success in front of the judge.

Contact an Experienced Attorney

If you are involved in a child custody dispute, or if you would like to modify an existing custody order, you need to consult a New York attorney who understands these issues. Glatz Family Law & Mediation handles all types of custody battles, including domestic custody cases, international custody cases and cases involving relocation. We also handle complex Hague Abduction cases. Please contact our office today to make an appointment or to learn more about our child custody services.