New York Attorney Handling Child Custody And Visitation
The ending of a romantic relationship impacts the entire family. Minor children are most often affected by this split. At Venzon Law Firm PC in Buffalo, New York, we keep you and your child’s well-being first in mind during every stage of the custody, visitation and access process.
Our attorneys approach every custody and visitation dispute with an eye toward obtaining a mutually beneficial custody and visitation agreement through negotiation and settlement. In the event that an agreement cannot be reached, litigation in Family Court or the Supreme Court may be necessary.
Types Of Custody In New York
Children have the right to develop and maintain relationships with both of their parents. New York encourages custody and visitation arrangements that facilitate parent-child relationships and provide both parents with the equal opportunity to parent.
There are two types of custody in New York — physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody can be shared jointly by both parents or granted solely to one parent, with supervised or unsupervised visitation time granted to the other parent.
Legal custody concerns each parent’s right to be involved in making important life decisions — such as health care, education and religion — for their child. Regardless of whether or not you have sole, joint or supervised access with your child, you have a right to be involved in your child’s life.
Venzon Law Firm PC helps clients develop parenting plans that clearly define each parent’s legal and physical custody rights and incorporate visitation and access schedules that preserve parent-child bonds.
Custody And Visitation Schedules That Fit Your Family’s Needs
Custody and visitation schedules may need to be modified as children grow and work schedules and lifestyles change. A parent’s relocation may also make a change in custody and visitation necessary. Venzon Law Firm PC helps clients modify their existing child custody and access schedules to better reflect the realities of their current lives.
Despite New York State law stating fathers have equal parenting rights, many unmarried fathers feel they are at a disadvantage and at the mercy of their child’s mother. Venzon Law Firm PC helps fathers establish their paternity and obtain legally enforceable parental rights. We also represent unmarried mothers who need help obtaining child support to care for their children.
Grandparents also have the right to build and maintain relationships with their grandchildren. Venzon Law Firm PC helps grandparents obtain the visitation time they need to preserve and enhance family bonds.