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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

Our attorneys are experienced at handling child custody modifications resulting from parental relocation, whether within New York or out of state. These issues are complex as 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 Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Whether the relocation is contested or uncontested, we can assist you in modifying your child custody and parenting time accordingly.


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.


Contact Our Law Firm

To learn more about how our experienced family law attorneys can help you with child custody modification needs, contact our law firm today on Long Island at 516-328-2300, in Brooklyn at 718-215-5300, White Plains at 914-607-7010, Rochester at 585-218-9999 or Albany at 518-535-9477.

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For further information about our corporate and securities experience, please contact our law firm on Long Island at 516-328-2300, in Brooklyn at 718-215-5300, White Plains at 914-607-7010, Rochester at 585-218-9999 or Albany at 518-535-9477 to schedule an initial consultation.

Our Locations

  • Long Island

    3 Dakota Drive

    Suite 300

    Lake Success, NY 11042

    Tel: (516) 328-2300 Fax: (516) 328-6638
  • Brooklyn Metrotech

    1 MetroTech Center

    Suite 1701

    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Tel: (718) 215-5300 Fax: (718) 215-5304
  • White Plains

    81 Main Street

    Suite 400

    White Plains, NY 10601

    Tel: (914) 607-7010 Fax: (914) 607-3595
  • Albany

    54 State Street

    Suite 803

    Albany, NY 12207

    Tel: (518) 535-9477 Fax: (518) 535-9476
  • Rochester

    2280 East Avenue

    First Floor

    Rochester, NY 14610

    Tel: (585) 218-9999 Fax: (585) 218-0562