Among the most critical issues in a divorce or in family court are those involving child custody and visitation. Your own best interests and those of your children demand that you seek compassionate, knowledgeable legal representation from a lawyer who understands your circumstances and works diligently to achieve your goals.
At Goldberg Sager & Associates, our attorneys have nearly 60 years of combined negotiating experience helping clients resolve issues while offering attentive service in the following matters:
- Child custody
- Visitation (relocation, supervised visitation and extended visitation)
- Law guardians (court-appointed for unresolved custody and visitation battles)
- Grandparents' visitation rights (legal rights available to grandparents if a relationship existed previously)
Additionally, a knowledgeable attorney can explain to you that there are two types of custody — physical custody and legal custody. Also known as residential custody, physical custody determines with whom the child lives. Legal custody specifies which parent makes decisions related to the health, education and the welfare of the child. An arrangement can be made where one parent has physical custody and the other has legal custody. Our attorneys can answer your questions about joint custody.
Securing Your Parental Rights
We handle extended visitation for summer vacations or holidays and supervised visitation when a parent has an alcohol or drug problem or if there is domestic violence in the house. Additionally, we acknowledge that grandparents have rights to visit their grandchildren. If you wish to see your grandchildren, our committed divorce lawyers in Brooklyn can review your case and assist you in obtaining visitation rights.
Questions About Relocation?
In relocation matters, the child's relationship with the noncustodial parent and the custodial parent's reason for leaving or for seeking permission to leave are taken into consideration.
If neither parent has sole custody, then parents share joint custody of the child. In these cases, one parent has residential custody but both parents share jointly in major decisions regarding the child. New York courts typically favor a joint custody arrangement because their top concern is doing what is best for the child.
At Goldberg Sager & Associates, we know that child custody and visitation matters can be difficult for all parties involved. We offer our clients personalized legal service for all issues related to family law. Please contact us to learn more.