Brooklyn Joint Custody Attorneys

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Parents with joint custody of their childWhile the house, the dog, and your finances are important, perhaps the most life-altering decision to be made for a divorcing couple is child custody. You want the best for them no matter what and it can be difficult to achieve a satisfactory outcome.

Joint custody is often a happy medium for both parties and is possible with the help of an experienced Brooklyn divorce lawyer. At Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C., we have almost 50 years of combined experience in family law matters and have been recognized numerous times for our outstanding legal counsel. We can evaluate your case and help you reach a positive outcome.

What is joint custody?

The state of New York separates custody into two categories – legal custody and physical custody. Whenever joint custody is being discussed, it only refers to legal custody. Legal custody means that the parents make all major decisions for the child together.

These major decisions can include:

  • Religious affiliation
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Extracurricular activities

One of the benefits to joint custody is that neither parent feels excluded from the life of their child. It can also promote cooperation and amicability between the parents, which can be helpful for the emotional stability of the child.

The court typically does not compel a family to choose joint custody. Instead, it is usually a decision that is made by the parents together and then presented to the court. A forced joint custody decision can create tension and unnecessary conflict.

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We know what a significant crossroads this can be for your family and we are committed to making the process as seamless as possible. Our firm is proud to offer personalized counsel every step of the way, always ensuring that your concerns are addressed in a timely fashion.

If you're ready to get started with a confidential case evaluation, contact Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. today!

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