Protect Your Parental Rights in Child Custody Disputes
Divorce becomes even more stressful — and more complicated — when children are involved. Reaching a legal custody agreement and working out an appropriate child parenting schedule and child support plan are all part of ensuring that each child’s best interests are taken into account.
At our law firm in New Windsor, New York, child custody attorney Benjamin Greenwald is noted for providing compassionate and skillful representation while minimizing the impact of divorce on children. While being sympathetic to your emotions during this challenging time, he will be adamant and aggressive about getting the best possible agreement for you.
Schedule a consultation by contacting our New Windsor family law attorneys today. We serve clients throughout Orange County.
Family Law Attorneys in New Windsor to Protect Your Child
In New York, child custody is determined according to the best interests of the child. Judges examine a variety of factors like:
- Parents’ willingness to foster the child’s relationship with the other parent
- The child’s safety from abuse, neglect and substance abuse
- Amount of time that each can spend with the child
- Each parent’s financial, mental and physical ability to properly care for the child
Courts often bring in a law guardian (a “guardian ad litem”), a lawyer assigned by the court to represent the interests of the child. Depending on the child’s age and capacity, the law guardian may advocate for the child or may substitute his or her own judgment about what is in the child’s best interests.
Other things are often considered, like your behavior in court, compliance with court orders and the child’s opinion. That is why you need an experienced family law advocate by your side like Benjamin Greenwald, who can fight for you, ensuring that the court hears your viewpoint.
Handling Modification and Enforcement of Custody Orders
Especially if the child was young when the divorce first happened, circumstances are bound to change. Much of our work involves modification and enforcement of existing court orders.
We can have orders changed when one parent wishes to move out of state with a child. We also fight out-of-state relocation and enforce orders. No matter what your situation, we can help. We will never give up on you.
Questions About Parenting Time or Other Custody Matters?