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Nassau Child Custody Lawyer

Custody & Visitation Attorney in Nassau

If you are considering legal separation or divorce, or if you and your spouse have already decided to separate or divorce, it is essential that you work with a Nassau divorce attorney who is experienced in family law and who can help protect your rights and the rights of your children. Both mothers and fathers play important roles in the lives of their children, and their presence can significantly impact a child's emotional stability.

Residential custody determines where the children will live for the majority of the time and with which parent. Legal custody determines who has the authority to make decisions that impact the child's life. Both residential and legal custody are central in cases of child custody.

When two parents live together with their child, they are both considered to have joint residential custody & joint legal custody. If the couple divorces, separates, or moves out into separate residences, the custody & visitation arrangements must be decided upon and a Nassau child custody lawyer can help with this.

When one parent has sole residential custody of the children, the other parent will be granted visitation with the children. Visitation is a broad concept which could involve a number of different arrangements depending upon the needs of the family, so it should not be limited to alternating weekends and holidays. Expanding the idea of visitation will help ensure that both parents equally participate in the upbringing of their children.

Experiencing Custody Issues in Nassau? Let an Experienced Lawyer Help!

Oftentimes, parents with sole custody in Nassau will try to reduce visitation time with the non-custodial parent in an attempt to hurt them and control them. Do not let this go!  Act quickly!  If you are seeking weeknight visits, telephone access, holiday visits, and regular and normal contact with your children, a Nassau child custody lawyer will represent you in an effort to obtain a fair custody arrangement to ensure that your relationship with your children does not suffer.

Contact Nassau child custody attorney Jay D. Raxenberg today if you need help with custody or visitation!