Child Custody Attorney in Dutchess County
In any divorce involving children, a family court will place great importance on what is in a child’s best interests. While emotions can cloud the judgment of family members, a judge will ultimately formulate a decision based on the facts of a case.
We know how important your children are to you. While we encourage families to reconcile child custody disputes before going to trial, our firm has represented clients from trial through the appeals process of child custody and visitation cases. Located in Wappingers Falls, New York, we counsel clients throughout the Hudson Valley about the legal issues associated with custody, visitation, relocation, and modification. To learn more about protecting your rights, contact us for a free initial consultation.
Poughkeepsie Parenting Plan Lawyer
We encourage parents to be imaginative when making child custody and visitation agreements. Child custody is an area of divorce where spouses can be as creative as possible. Parenting plans are your opportunity to create a routine that reflects your family’s individual circumstances. The more cooperative you and your spouse can be, the more able you will be to create a workable parenting plan that will address residential custody, legal custody, and visitation.
Before a court finalizes a child custody and divorce agreement, it first must determine what is in a child’s best interests. There are no predetermined factors used by the court to resolve custody and visitation. Some of the factors considered include child preference, family stability, stability of a parent, and relationship between parties.
Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is another factor that court considers when granting custody and visitation. This is when another parent talks disparagingly about the other parent in front of a child. This may be a negative factor in the court’s assessment.
To learn more about protecting your parental rights during a child custody dispute, contact our child custody attorneys at our Dutchess County offices for a free initial consultation. Our attorneys represent people throughout New York, including Orange County, Ulster County, Putnam County, Westchester County, Dutchess County, and Poughkeepsie County.
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