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Child custody is one of the most contentious issues that can arise from a divorce or in the years following. If you need legal assistance resolving this issue, either through mediation or litigation in court, we strongly advise you to consult with a skilled lawyer at our firm.

At the Suffolk County office of Campagna Johnson, P.C., our child custody attorneys have more than 25 years of legal and courtroom experience in the practice of divorce and family law. Since we focus on this field, we have the intensive knowledge and legal skills needed to thoroughly address and resolve your custody and visitation matter.

Divorce Or Post-Divorce Disputes Over Child Custody And Visitation

In New York, child custody is determined by courts based on what is in the best interests of the child or children involved. In deciding this issue, the court will consider many factors, including who has been the main caregiver, the parenting skills of each spouse, the physical and mental health of the parents, how parents cooperate with one another and whether they encourage the child's relationship with the other parent, issues of domestic violence, work obligations and parenting plans of each parent, and what the child's preferences are, if old enough to have a reasonable opinion.

Child custody is broken down into two categories:

  • Legal custody is the right and responsibility of making decisions about the child's welfare, education, health, religion, and other important matters.
  • Physical custody which is where and with whom the child will mainly live.

Custody may be awarded to both parents, as in joint custody or to only one parent, which is sole custody. Courts do not favor one parent over another; decisions are based strictly on what is best for the child.

Contact Our Family Law Firm Today

We urge you to contact our firm in Hauppauge to schedule a consultation concerning your child custody or visitation issue as soon as possible. Call us at 631-615-1871 or use our online contact form to get in touch with our firm.