New York City Child Custody Modification Lawyers
Resolving Custody Modification and Relocation Issues
Serving Clients in New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn and Rochester Areas
Circumstances may change in the years following a divorce or separation that require parents to modify custody agreements. These circumstances may include everything from the child simply getting older to remarriage. They also include more serious matters, such as allegations of abuse or neglect.
At Abrams Fensterman, we regularly represent clients seeking to modify an existing child custody arrangement or to change a parenting time schedule. We have the experience to resolve modifications through negotiations when possible, but also through litigation when court intervention is required to protect our clients' and their child(ren)'s best interests. Contact us to learn how our family lawyers can help in your situation.
Parental Relocation Dispute Lawyers
Increasingly, we handle child custody modifications resulting from parental relocation, both to a different city within New York or out of state. These issues are complex because they create a host of concerns regarding parental involvement with children and jurisdictional issues in a custody dispute. Our attorneys are experienced in addressing physical custody relocation and interstate jurisdiction under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA). Whether the relocation is contested or uncontested, we can help you modify your child custody and parenting time plans accordingly.
The Importance of Hiring an Attorney
Some child custody modifications may be simple, and can be resolved quickly if both parents agree to the change. In these situations, it can be tempting to avoid going through the court and just verbally agree to the change.
It is important to note, however, that child custody arrangements are legally binding documents. If no formal modification is made, the modified arrangement cannot be enforced and may lead to disputes in the future. We will take all appropriate measures to make the child custody modification process go as quickly and smoothly as possible.
To learn more about how our experienced family law attorneys can help you with child custody modification needs, contact our law firm today in Long Island at 516-328-2300, New York City at 212-279-9200, Brooklyn at 718-272-6040 or Rochester, New York, at 585-218-9999.