Child Custody and Parenting Arrangements

New York Matrimonial & Family Law Attorneys

Berke & Berke brings a critical sensitivity to their clients’ concerns for their children. The firm knows how to guide their clients through the emotional time that presents itself during child-related issues. The firm skillfully handles all aspects of custody disputes, including: conflicts arising when a parent wishes to relocate and access issues for parents, grandparents and other relatives.

For parents going through a divorce, determining parenting arrangements is usually a top priority. When deciding upon child custody and visitation arrangements, New York courts look at what is in the best interests of the children. The experienced attorneys at the Law Firm of Berke & Berke are knowledgeable about New York law and have many years of experience working with children in the legal system. They understand how child custody and visitation law affects parents and their children and can help create a plan that works for you and your children.

A common child custody arrangement involves one parent having sole physical custody (lives with the child) and the other having visitation rights. A visitation schedule is arranged for the parent who does not have physical custody. Legal custody refers to the role each parent has in making decisions about issues such as religion, medical care and education. In many situations, both parents are given shared legal custody. Berke & Berke can help explain the many different types of child custody and visitation arrangements. As your attorney, they can create a time sharing plan that works for you and your children.

In addition to straightforward custody matters, The Law Firm of Berke & Berke also provides representation in other types of custody cases, including:

• Enforcement of visitation agreements 
• Modifications of parenting plans 
• Modifications of visitation schedules 
• Enforcement of visitation rights

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