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Child Custody and Parenting Time — The Basics

Enhance your family’s future with the premier child custody attorneys in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Queens, New York, at Picarello & Saciolo, PLLC. Navigating the complexities of divorce and family court proceedings is challenging, particularly when child custody and visitation issues arise. In New York, custody determinations are governed by the paramount standard of the child’s best interests. Both parents are initially given equal consideration in the quest for custody rights.

At Picarello & Saciolo, PLLC, we recognize the deep emotional impact these decisions can have on your family. We are dedicated to advocating for custody and parenting time arrangements that align with your child’s best interests. Our expertise as leading child custody lawyers ensures that you receive skilled guidance and support through every step of the process.

In cases where children are not directly represented in custody trials, the New York courts typically appoint a dedicated attorney for the child. This attorney, often referred to as the law guardian, is tasked with representing your children’s preferences and interests. They engage directly with your children to echo their voices in the courtroom. If the children are too young to articulate their wishes, the law guardian has the statutory authority to advocate on their behalf, influencing both the parties involved and the court’s decisions.

Navigating custody proceedings in New York can be emotionally taxing. Ensure you have expert representation right from the start with Picarello & Saciolo, PLLC. We are committed to crafting a strategy that maintains and strengthens your relationship with your children.

Visitation (Parenting time)

Understanding “parenting time,” which is often referred to as visitation, can be crucial after child custody decisions are made. Changes in your life circumstances may require adjustments to the original custody agreement. There are various reasons you might need to update your parenting time schedule with your children. Our experienced attorneys can help determine if you are eligible to modify the existing order.

Are you happy with the amount of time you spend with your children? Have there been changes in your personal circumstances or work hours? Is the primary custodial parent relying on babysitters instead of allowing visits with you? Are you facing difficulties in seeing your children due to the actions of the other parent?

Contact us to discuss how you can improve your time with your children and protect your parental rights.

Modification of Existing Custody and Parenting Orders

The family courts in New York State hold the power to enforce and amend custody and parenting time orders, whether these stem from family court rulings or divorce agreements. As children grow, their needs evolve, and the existing visitation agreements or court orders might no longer be suitable. It is crucial for a child’s well-being that they spend ample time with their parents whenever feasible. Should your ex-spouse or partner infringe upon your visitation rights, this issue can be addressed in court, potentially leading to modifications in custody.

At Picarello & Saciolo, PLLC, our attorneys possess a deep understanding of custody law and parenting time regulations specific to Long Island, making us skilled Nassau and Suffolk County family law specialists. Reach out to us at (631) 392-4949 or via email at info@bpfamilylaw.com to discuss what matters most—your relationship with your childrenThe attorneys at Picarello & Saciolo, PLLC. are intimately familiar with the nuances of custody law and parenting time arrangements on Long Island and are highly experienced Nassau County family law attorneys and Suffolk County family law attorneys. Contact us today at (631) 392-4949 or email us at info@bpfamilylaw.com to discuss with us the most important thing in your life — your access to your children.

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