About Jay D. Raxenberg
Not just any divorce attorney. Learn what makes Jay D. Raxenberg Long Islands choice for Divorce Law.
Long Island Child Custody Lawyer
When a divorce involves children, perhaps the most important matter to be decided is that of custody. In some cases one parent may obtain physical custody, with visitation rights awarded to the other parent as appropriate. There is also the matter of legal custody, which allows the parent concerned to make the major decisions affecting the child’s wellbeing, such as education, health care and religion. It is possible for joint custody to be awarded for either or both of these custody aspects, granting each parent equal access to and rights regarding the child.
The issue of custody may be resolved between the parents themselves and proposed to the court for ratification. If needed, mediation can be a helpful tool to help the parties involved reach an agreement. Of course, there are cases in which the parties are not able to come to an agreement of their own accord, in which case the court will rule on the subject. A court will consider various aspects in making a custody decision but will attempt to award joint custody where possible if it is in the best interests of the child. A court works to keep the functions of the family in place for the child as much as possible.
Contact a Divorce Lawyer in Long Island
When you are addressing the extremely important issue of custody of your children, the services of a Long Island child custody attorney are vital. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay D. Raxenberg have a great deal of experience working with such matters and can assist you in pursuing the desired outcome. Even if you are working to resolve the matter directly with your spouse, having legal advice is incredibly valuable and help to see that your rights are protected and all relevant matters are considered. The firm can also aggressively represent you in court as needed.
Contact a Long Island divorce lawyer if you need to address the matter of custody, including joint custody.