Top New York Child Custody Lawyers Near You

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Ingrid Gherman, P.C.

Child Custody Lawyer | New York, NY

917-397-2590

Over 30 Years’ Experience Finding Solutions & Winning Cases For Clients In All Matrimonial Law Matters. A Compassionate Heart, A Legal Mind. Litigation, Appeals, Mediation. NYC Area

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The Law Offices of Anthony A Capetola

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving New York, NY

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

516-535-9655

Over 40 years litigation experience. Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties with Matrimonial and Family law.

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Curt Arnel & Associates

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving New York, NY

Free Consultation

347-966-7378

Family Law Attorneys Serving the Five Boroughs of NYC and All Surrounding Counties. Mr. Arnel Has More Than 30 Years of Experience Handling the Full Scope of Family Law Matters.

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Jayson Lutzky, PC

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving New York, NY

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

718-355-9175

New York City's Choice For Divorce and Family Law

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Angiuli & Gentile LLP

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving New York, NY

866-653-4672

Full-Service Family Law Representation on Staten Island. Your priority is our priority. You can rely on us to protect your rights, your property and your children.

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Law Office of Paul Leavin

Child Custody Lawyer | New York, NY

Free Consultation

A Tough, Effective, Long-Time Attorney Who Truthfully Informs You on the Best Course of Action – Negotiation or Litigation

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Law Offices of David Bliven

Child Custody Lawyer | Serving New York, NY

Free Consultation

We Have Over 17 Years of Experience Helping People of the Greater White Plains Area through Difficult Family Law Issues

New York Child Custody Information

Are You Trying to Get Custody of a Child?

Achieving custody of a child can be a highly emotional battle between parents. Add to that a number of legal issues courts weigh to award custody and child custody cases can become daunting. This area of law significantly impacts the child's present well being and future.

Legal Issues in Child Custody

In determining who gets custody, courts consider what is in the "best interest" of the child, which is a broad term that does not have a fixed standard and can take into account a number of considerations. Child custody law is complex, so to get the best result obtaining the services of a qualified New York attorney who practices child custody law is imperative.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Child Custody Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in New York, NY

New York State Unified Court System, Supreme, Civil Term 

60 Centre St.,New York,NY10007
Phone: (646) 386-3600

New York State Unified Court System, Supreme, Civil Term 

80 Centre St.,New York,NY10013
Phone: (646) 386-3601

New York State Unified Court System, Supreme, Civil & Criminal Term 

111 Centre St.,New York,NY10013
Phone: (646) 386-3601