Category Archives: Custody

How to Secure a Temporary Custody Order During a Divorce

Your divorce may take months to resolve, but there may be some issues you need to settle right away, at least temporarily. Child custody is one of those issues. Who will have custody of the kids during the divorce proceedings? You have two options during your divorce if one spouse has moved out of the… Read More »

How to Prove a Parent is Unfit for Child Custody

During child custody disputes, one of the primary factors that will go into a judge’s ultimate custody decision is each parent’s fitness to take custody of the children. If one parent is shown to be a danger to the child or unfit in any way, the court may choose to grant full physical custody to… Read More »

What if Your Child Does Not Want to Visit the Other Parent?

After a divorce, both parents will still have the right to at least visit with their children, except in some rare circumstances. Even if the child is not spending time living with each parent, there will be allotted visitation times for the noncustodial spouse. Your divorce agreement will include a custody order and visitation schedule… Read More »

Nassau County Matrimonial Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Rademaker Gives Standing to Same-Sex Parent Who Seeks Custody and Visitation With the Child

On April 17, 2019 the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division for the Second Department upheld a Decision by the Family Court which gives standing to a same sex parent who is seeking custody and visitation. Justice Thomas A. Rademaker presided over a case in March, 2018 as a Nassau County Family Court Judge. Justice… Read More »

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody

Could you use some advice about some issues related to child custody? Here’s a list of answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about custody-related issues. Q: Do I hurt my chances of getting custody if I move out and leave the kids with my spouse?  The simplest answer here is… Read More »

How to Negotiate a Strong Child Custody Arrangement

You and your spouse can create your own child custody and visitation schedule during the divorce process, or work with an attorney. This will help you stay out of the court and avoid having a judge make custody-related decisions on your behalf. The following are a few tips to keep in mind that will help… Read More »

How Does Supervised Visitation Work?

Supervised visitation is an arrangement in which the visiting, noncustodial parent is only permitted to visit his or her children while being supervised by a third party, such as a social worker. The visit might occur at the parent’s home or in a designated location, such as a child care center. Judges will usually order… Read More »

Domestic Violence Has a Big Impact on Child Custody Decisions

Domestic violence will have a significant impact on your life and your general safety. Your first priority as a victim should always be to seek assistance to get to safety and protect yourself against your abuser. As you go through the divorce process as a victim of abuse, you can be certain that abuse will… Read More »

How Can a DUI Charge Affect Child Custody?

Fighting to hold on to your rights to custody of your children can be a complex process, but it will become even more difficult if you’re facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI). Alcohol- or drug-related charges will reflect very poorly on you in divorce court. In fact, alcohol abuse is an issue that… Read More »

Tips to Help You Make a Joint Custody Arrangement Work

Developing a joint child custody arrangement that works for both parents is never an easy task. It takes a lot of coordination of schedules and management of each parent’s needs, combined with ensuring the children’s needs are met. When you have a joint custody arrangement finalized, there are some steps you can take to make… Read More »