Maintaining Your Role As Parent

If you are facing legal issues involving child custody or visitation, the dedicated legal professionals at The Rand Law Firm, P.C., can provide you with personalized, effective legal guidance.

We understand how important your children are to you, so we will do everything possible to help ensure that their well-being is protected and your parental rights are safeguarded. Attorney Peter L. Rand has more than 25 years of family law experience on Long Island and serves as a court-appointed law guardian (attorney for the child) ― meaning he has a distinct knowledge of these processes from every angle.

You have legal options, so let us meet with you and explain these options, whether it is joint custody, visitation rights or sole custody. We will do whatever is necessary to achieve the best results for you and your kids.

Child Custody In New York: The Basics

If, during divorce proceedings, parents are able to come to their own agreement regarding custody and visitation rights, the court will likely approve it.

If the parents cannot reach an agreement, the court will resolve the issue for them by examining which custody arrangement is in the best interests of the child. New York family courts consider several factors when determining a child's best interests, including:

  • The child's physical and emotional needs
  • The child's preference, if he or she is mature enough to express a preference
  • The existing relationship between the child and his or her parents, siblings and extended family
  • The ability of each parent to care for the child
  • The ability of the parents to work together and cooperate when raising the child
  • Any history of domestic violence or abuse

Regardless of whether your child custody dispute is resolved in the courts or through mediation with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, you need a child custody and visitation lawyer by your side protecting your rights as a parent.

Contact Us For More Information Regarding Your Custody Issues

We can be reached at 631-693-4574 or email us online. All initial consultations are free and confidential. We serve clients in Suffolk County and Nassau County, as well as Queens.