Brooklyn Child Custody Lawyers Provide Individualized Counsel
Experienced New York City family attorneys advise parents
When parents of minor children divorce, nothing is more important than establishing fair custody and visitation arrangements. Even when both parents want to do what’s best for their children, disputes over these issues can be highly emotional and harmful to them. At Goldberg Sager & Associates in Brooklyn, as accomplished family law attorneys, we are committed to helping young people and their parents overcome tough challenges. Our lawyers have more than five decades of negotiation experience and can find creative solutions to the most difficult problems. If consensus cannot be reached, we will serve as forceful advocates for your child’s rights in court.
Diligent advocates seek lasting solutions to custody challenges
Our seasoned family law attorneys will take the time to explain the key aspects of the laws that govern your situation, including complex matters involving relocation or court-appointed law guardians. In a free initial consultation, we can discuss relevant concepts such as:
- Legal custody — This refers to parental authority over key decisions that affect the child’s health, education and general well-being.
- Physical custody — Usually, a son or daughter will live with one parent primarily, with visitation rights clearly set forth for the other.
- Sole custody — When one parent is not capable of safely housing a child or making decisions for them, sole custody might be appropriate. In these situations, supervised visitation or other arrangements can help to preserve parent-child bonds.
- Joint or shared custody — Legal custody is usually shared, but if you believe that your fellow parent might not be able to handle this responsibility, we will outline your options. Shared or joint physical custody refers to situations where children spend a roughly equal amount of time at each parent’s home.
In all custody determinations, judges are required to set terms that they believe are in the best interests of the child. Many factors can go into these decisions, including parental fitness, the child’s daily routine, the health of the parents, and the environment in each home. Whether you are setting initial arrangements or seeking to modify the terms of an existing order, we can highlight what’s most important to your child.
Established firm assists with all types of visitation issues
Family law holds that, whenever possible, children should maintain frequent and meaningful contact with both parents. To accomplish this, our firm drafts detailed terms ensuring the visitation rights of noncustodial parents. As longtime family law attorneys, we know how important it is to establish clear guidelines on matters such as holidays, vacations and transportation between residences. We also know that grandparents often play a crucial role in the lives of their grandchildren, and while state law allows grandparents to seek visitation rights if one of the child’s parents has died, the standards are less clear in other situations. Our personalized approach to each case means that we can present a detailed argument supporting the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren.
Contact a knowledgeable New York child custody lawyer for a free initial consultation
Goldberg Sager & Associates assists New Yorkers in all types of child custody matters, including enforcement and modification actions. Please call 718-514-9516 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Brooklyn office, located on Kings Highway and easily accessible by bus and train.