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Long Island Child Custody Attorney

Fighting for Custody in New York

Children caught in the middle of a divorce deserve to be treated with extra care and attention. Both you and your former spouse want what's best for your children, and both of you have rights and responsibilities when it comes to deciding custody and support arrangements. At Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C. you receive one-on-one attention with our team of compassionate Long Island child custody attorneys.

Let our experienced lawyers provide you with a professional, experience-based review of your options. Call (631) 400-3342 to schedule your consultation at our Long Island or New York City office.

Seeking Custody of Your Children?

Mother with custody of her childEither parent, mother or father, may be awarded primary custody of the children. When determining this arrangement, the court looks beyond gender and focuses on the best interests of the young ones in question.

We listen carefully to your needs and your hopes for your negotiations. You know your children better than anyone; we work with you to understand how the law applies to your case and how it can work in the best interests of what you feel is best for your loved ones.

If your case is taken to trial, the court will want to review the following points:

  • The physical location of each parent in relation to the children's current school and social lives
  • The wishes of both the children and the parents
  • Any history of abuse and the health of the relationship between the children and each parent
  • Work schedules and personal lives of each parent

Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live With?

Regardless of age, the court will always consider the wishes of the child but are not bound by their preferences. Obviously, the more mature a child is, the more weight their opinion will carry. Younger children, usually below 12, are more manipulable by their parents, so a judge will be more wary of this.

Can a Child Refuse Visitation?

The older a teenager gets the harder it can be to force visitation. However, if your court order specifically outlines visitation dates, they must be followed as close as possible. A judge will never punish a teen for refusing visits, but they may provide ideas to help encourage the relationship to build.

Joint Custody vs. Sole Custody in New York

Even when one parent is awarded sole custody of the children, the non custodial parent has the right to have parenting time or visitation scheduled with the children. Visitation arrangements are another significant part of child custody negotiations. Whether you're seeking sole custody or willing to work out a joint custody arrangement, with Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C. you're never just another case number. You are a parent looking for what's best for your children.

We can help you in all family law matters. Call our Long Island child custody lawyers at (631) 400-3342 today.

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