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22 Key Child Custody Issues to Prepare For in Divorce

22 Key Child Custody Issues to Prepare For in Divorce

22 Key Child Custody Issues to Prepare For in Divorce

Child custody and visitation are some of the most emotionally-wrought, sensitive issues when dissolving a marriage. Both parents want to ensure that remain an important part of their child or children’s lives and have a say in how their child is raised. Typically, one spouse will have primary physical custody and this leaves the other parent concerned that they will be less a part of their child’s live than when they were married and all living together.

It’s important that you are as ready as you can be to address all of the issues that may come up when dealing with child custody and visitation in your divorce. Here are 22 child custody issues you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse should be prepared for during your upcoming Long Island divorce.

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Who Gets Custody of Pets in Long Island Divorce?

Who Gets Custody of Pets in Long Island Divorce?

Who Gets Custody of Pets in Long Island Divorce?

Many people consider their furry friends to be members of the family and thus, some divorcing couples may wish to include pet custody agreements as part of their divorce to stipulate how much time each spouse will spend with the animal. In general, however, New York courts have generally treated pets as property.

In many divorce cases, the ruling as to who gets the pet has been made entirely on the basis of which party could present a receipt proving that they bought the animal. Courts frequently overlooked details like who primarily walked, groomed, fed, and cared for the animal. However, this approach is evolving. Here’s what you need to know about pet custody on Long Island and how to get trusted legal help in your divorce. 

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5 Red Flags to Look for In Your Child Custody Agreement

5 Red Flags to Look for In Your Child Custody Agreement

5 Red Flags to Look for In Your Child Custody Agreement

Getting a divorce on Long Island is difficult enough, but when you’re dissolving your marriage (or an unmarried partnership) after having children, things can become much more complex. After your split, you’ll likely have a child custody agreement in place that discusses what you and your ex can and can’t do with regard to the wellbeing of your child.

Before signing on the dotted line, make sure there are no red flags that give your ex too much authority over the legal and physical custody of your child. Here are 5 red flags to watch out for and how to get the legal help you need.

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3 Tips for Managing Child Custody in Summer

3 Tips for Managing Child Custody in Summer

3 Tips for Managing Child Custody in Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and some separated parents may be planning trips or vacations with their children, especially now that COVID-19 restrictions are easing. Summer activities are also very different from school schedules, whether these arrangements entail taking an extended trip or letting children stay with a non-custodial parent for an entire week instead of just the usual weekend.

Parents who have joint custody of their children can find it difficult to accommodate these shifting schedules to ensure that they are able to spend quality time with their children. Here’s how custody and visitation works on Long Island during the summer.

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How Is Child Custody Different for Unmarried Parents?

How Is Child Custody Different for Unmarried Parents?

How Is Child Custody Different for Unmarried Parents?

Whether you are married or unmarried, ending your relationship is difficult. If you are unmarried and have children with your soon-to-be-ex, however, this can make the separation even more challenging. Read on to learn how child custody, visitation, and child support work for unmarried parents and what you can do to get the legal support you need when moving on from a relationship with your child’s other parent. Here’s what you should know.

 

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6 Things to NOT Do When Negotiating Child Custody

6 Things to NOT Do When Negotiating Child Custody

6 Things to NOT Do When Negotiating Child Custody

Child custody cases are often challenging, emotional and exhausting. They can drag on for months or more, depending on how much (or how little) you and your ex agree on. Sadly, as tough as it can be on the parents, a tough child custody battle can also have a negative impact on your child.  

If you’re working toward negotiating child custody with your ex, here are six things you should never do.

 

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Holiday Child Visitation Solutions During a Pandemic

Holiday Child Visitation Solutions During a Pandemic

Holiday Child Visitation Solutions During a Pandemic

Dealing with the holidays after a divorce is difficult enough for Long Island families without the added stress of COVID-19, social distancing and quarantine mixed in. This year’s holiday season promises to be much different than those in the past, but what does that look like for families who can’t simply hunker down together? Here’s are some tips on how you can navigate quarantined holidays during or after a divorce.

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Child Custody Paternity Testing Tips for Fathers

Child Custody Paternity Testing Tips for Fathers

Child Custody Paternity Testing Tips for Fathers

Having a child can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a man’s life. For many men, however, things often become difficult when it’s no longer possible to have a relationship with the child’s mother. Then they have to face and deal with legal matters like child custody, visitation, and child support, in addition to dealing with the divorce or separation itself.

Paternity testing can be an important issue in many family law cases, however, it’s often overlooked as more pressing matters come to the forefront of the case. Below is some important paternity testing tips for Long Island fathers and how to get the experienced legal help you need in a divorce or child custody case.

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5 Child Custody Problems Fathers Face

5 Child Custody Problems Fathers Face

5 Child Custody Problems Fathers Face

Although fathers’ rights have come a long way in Long Island family legal cases, when it comes to child custody, fathers are often still at a disadvantage. Here are 5 of the most common issues fathers face in Long Island child custody disputes and how you can get the legal advocacy you need as a parent to fight for the best interests of you and your children.

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When Should You Petition for Full Child Custody?

When Should You Petition for Full Child Custody?

When Should You Petition for Full Child Custody?

Child custody is one of the most sensitive matters in a parental divorce or breakup. It can be difficult to know what’s in the best interests of the child when both sides are emotionally invested. In most cases, a child should continue to have regular contact with both of their parents for healthy development. However, contact with toxic or abusive parents may not be in the child’s best interests. Here are some scenarios where your child may be better supported if their other parent doesn’t have custody and/or visitation.

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