The Importance of a Parent's Right to Child Custody and Visitation
Whether a parent is involved in a divorce or in family court, one of the most important things that parents must consider and protect is their right to have a say in the manner in which their child is raised, cared for and nurtured. In protecting those same rights, the family law attorneys and divorce lawyers of Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP utilize more than 50 years of combined experience to place the best interests of the child above all other issues to ensure that their clients get to continue to play an enormous role in the lives of their children.
What are the different types of Custody in New York?
This is a question that our clients often ask when they are faced with either a divorce or family court case in the courts located in Westchester County, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Orange County, Rockland County and the Bronx, New York.
Physical Custody simply refers to the place where the child lives. The physical custodian is the parent with whom the child has their legal residence. Physical Custody is different from Legal Custody which refers to the right of a parent to make decision on behalf of the child. Typically, this means decisions involving the child's medical care, religion and education.
Legal Custody and Physical Custody may be Joint (where the parents share in the decision making or divide time equally) or Sole (where one parent is responsible for making the decisions on their own).
Since every case is different, each case requires and deserves specialized attention to make sure that the rights of the parent are preserved and the best interests of the children are met.
In representing clients throughout New York, our divorce lawyers and family law attorneys take the time to review all of the facts and issues in your case to make sure that your interests are properly protected.
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