Nassau County Child Custody Lawyer
Settling Custody for Parents in Suffolk County, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Westchester County
New York offers physical custody and legal custody to divorcing parents, who may either share custody and co-parent or obtain sole custody. At Kirshblum Taber PC, we understand how sensitive child custody disputes can be. Therefore, our child custody lawyers will build a legal strategy around your goals and needs as a parent, whether your case can be resolved in negotiation or must go to trial. Attorney David A. Kirshblum, Esq. is a licensed mediator and a retired judge, so he is more than prepared to handle your child custody case today.
Protect Your Parent-Child Relationship
When it comes to child custody matters, it's crucial to work with a knowledgeable and experienced legal professional who understands the complexities of family law. At Kirshblum Taber PC, our team is dedicated to protecting your parent-child relationship and advocating for the best interests of your children.
Our Nassau County child custody lawyers have extensive experience in settling custody disputes for parents in Suffolk County, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Westchester County. We understand the emotional and legal challenges that come with child custody cases, and we are committed to providing compassionate and effective representation for our clients.
Whether you are seeking sole custody, joint custody, or visitation rights as a noncustodial parent, we will work tirelessly to achieve a favorable outcome for you and your children. Our goal is to guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and ensure that the best interests of your children are prioritized.
If you are facing child custody concerns, don't hesitate to contact Kirshblum Taber PC for an initial consultation. Our dedicated and experienced legal professionals are here to support you every step of the way.
Schedule an initial consultation with our family law firm by calling (516) 908-8842 to discuss your case.
Parents can obtain physical custody or legal custody. Physical custody, also called residential custody, is whom the child will physically reside with. Parents who receive joint physical custody will spend equal time with the child. Alternatively, a parent who receives sole physical custody will be named the custodial parent who spends more than 50% of the time with the child. The noncustodial parent will have legal visitation rights.
Legal custody refers to a parent’s decision-making ability regarding the child, such as their medical care, education, and religious upbringing. Parents who are given joint legal custody may both make these decisions together; a parent granted sole legal custody is the only one who may make such significant decisions on the child’s behalf.
Visitation Rights for Noncustodial Parents
Both parents are entitled to regular visitation with their children. New York provides a minimum visitation schedule for the noncustodial parent, including a few hours a week and overnight visits every other weekend. In situations where a judge may be concerned about the child’s safety with one parent, such as if the parent has a history of substance or domestic abuse, the judge may order supervised visitation in the presence of an agency or third party.
The Child’s Best Interests
The court will consider factors affecting the child’s best interests when deciding on custody and visitation. This includes elements like:
- each parent's stability and role in caring for the child;
- each parent's age, physical health, and mental well-being;
- the child's ties to their school, home, and community;
- each parent's relationship with the child;
- each parent's willingness to foster a connection between the child and their other parent;
- the parents' geographical proximity to each other if they are sharing joint custody;
- the child's relationship with siblings and other extended family members;
- the child's unique needs (if applicable);
- whether a parent has a history of domestic abuse;
- any other relevant factors.
Do not go through your child custody disputes alone; let Kirshblum Taber PC advocate for your parental rights and interests. Whether you and the other parent are on cooperative terms to co-parent or expect tense conflict, we can help you fight for a favorable child custody outcome. As a former judge with 25 years on the bench and experience writing and adjudicating law, Attorney David A. Kirshblum, Esq., knows what the courts look for in child custody disputes and how they tend to make decisions.
Contact Kirshblum Taber PC for an initial consultation to go through your child custody concerns with an experienced professional. Call } to safeguard your parent-child relationship.
Our lawyers serving Nassau County bring a unique background of experience. Attorney David A. Kirshblum, Esq. is a retired judge who has spent over 24 years on the family court bench, including presiding over cases involving Sean “Puffy” Combs, Al Pacino, and Mick Jagger.
He has also written decisions that have been affirmed by the NYS Appellate Division. Having been on the judicial side of the law, Attorney Kirshblum has a unique perspective that can prove advantageous to strategizing against the other side.
Further, while Attorney Kirshblum handles the family law side, Attorney Orly Taber, Esq. has significant experience with estate planning and helps clients, particularly the elderly, with estate matters and ex-spouse property disputes.
She is an energetic and client-focused lawyer who helps build estate plans that safeguard your personal and material interests.
Both Nassau County lawyers at Kirshblum Taber PC are experienced and professional advocates who treat their clients with respect.