Rockland County Child Custody Lawyer
If you have children, no doubt they are a precious and vital part of your life. If you are going through a divorce or some other legal proceeding involving the custody of your children, perhaps nothing is more important than making sure you can have the kind of relationship you want with your kids, even if you are not living with them every day. The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. is built on the premise that everyone is entitled to affordable, high-quality legal counsel. If you find yourself in the middle of a divorce, legal separation, paternity proceeding or other child custody dispute, attorney Robert Sunshine and his team are here to guide you and advocate on your behalf for a successful result that meets your needs and those of your children. Contact our experienced Rockland County child custody lawyer today.
How Will Child Custody Get Decided in My Rockland County Divorce Case?
If you and your co-parent can agree on how to raise the kids while living separately, The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. can help you put together a legal agreement that is binding, enforceable, and addresses all the required legal aspects of child custody while also providing a practical framework for custody, visitation, exchanges, vacations, decision-making, and all the myriad aspects that go into sharing custody and raising children in two different households. Attorney Robert Sunshine is an experienced dealmaker who has put together high-powered transactions as well as litigated complex matters. We can help you keep negotiations on track while making sure your needs and goals are being represented.
If an agreement is not possible in your situation because of communication issues, high conflict or emotions, or other factors, our firm is staffed with an experienced litigator who has taken on some of the toughest cases and succeeded against seemingly impossible odds. Whether resolving your child custody case inside or outside of the Rockland County court system, you can count on The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. to meet your needs with practical advice and zealous representation.
New York child custody law is focused on making decisions that are in the best interests of the children. If the matter is left to the courts to decide, whether reviewing an agreement reached by the parents or making a decision after a contested trial, judges base their decisions on the child’s best interests. A handful of different factors will influence the judge’s decision in this regard. At The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C., we’ll build a case around these factors and present that case persuasively to the judge. These factors include:
- The physical and mental health of the parents
- The parents’ roles as caregivers to the children
- The work schedules of each parent and how childcare is handled
- The parents’ strengths and weaknesses when it comes to parenting, including their abilities regarding a child with special needs
- The parents’ abilities to work together on parenting decisions and support the children in having a good relationship with the other parent
- The relationships between the children and their siblings or other members of the family
- The reasonable preference of the child regarding which parent to live with
- Any history of domestic violence committed against the children or the other parent
In deciding custody, courts can split custodial time equally between the parents, give one parent substantially more time than the other, or even grant custody solely to one parent. Courts can also make different decisions regarding physical custody – which parent the children live with and when – and legal custody – the right and responsibility to make decisions regarding the child’s medical care, education, religious upbringing, and other matters. It all depends on what the judge believes is in the best interests of the children, which is why having an experienced and successful family law litigator on your side is so crucial to presenting your case successfully.
Contact The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. Today
Getting advice and representation from an attorney who is skilled and experienced in resolving and litigating disputes is essential when it comes to deciding child custody matters that will impact the lives of you and your children for years to come. In the Lower Hudson Valley of Downstate New York, you need look no further than The Law Office of Robert S. Sunshine, P.C. to find a dedicated family law firm committed to meeting your needs. Contact our experienced Rockland County child custody lawyer today.