Newburgh Child Custody Lawyer

At the Greher Law Offices, P.C., we are here to protect you and your child's best interests when it comes to child custody and visitation matters. As a parent, you have a legal right to see your child. If you require custody assistance from an experienced New Windsor child custody lawyer, our law firm can help you. With more than 60 years of combined experience, we have successfully represented parents and children throughout the New Windsor, New York, area.

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New York Child Custody and Visitation: Best Interests of the Child

In New York, there are two types of custody. Legal custody gives a parent the right to make decisions in the child's life, such as religion, school and medical care. Physical custody is where the child resides. When parents decide to share all of part of these responsibilities, it is called joint custody. The opposite of this is sole custody. Here are possible custody and visitation arrangements:

  • Joint physical custody
  • Joint legal custody
  • Sole physical custody
  • Sole legal custody
  • Joint legal and physical custody

The court will hold one standard above all others, and that is the "best interests of the child." This is the most important consideration the courts will make in determining child custody and visitation.

Custody Modifications

After the court has made a child custody and visitation order, it can later be modified. However, this requires a substantial change in circumstances, such as relocation or moving. In situations involving domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, modifications can also be made. However, court permission must be granted in order to make any modifications. Consult with one of our family law attorneys to discuss your particular circumstance.

Contact Us for Newburgh Visitation Attorneys

For more information about how our Newburgh visitation attorneys can help you with your child custody and visitation matters, contact us online. We offer our family law and divorce clients free initial consultations. You can also call 845-764-4268. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we have evening and weekend appointments available.