Brooklyn Joint Custody Attorneys
Secure the Best for Your Children
The most life-altering decision to be made for a divorcing couple is usually child custody and parent access rights. You want the best for them no matter what and it can be difficult, time consuming and expensive to achieve the right outcome for your children.Joint custody is often the right choice for your children as when there are two good parents that live near one another, it is often best for children to spend equal time with both parents. Joint legal custody and equally shared parental access is possible to achieve with the help of our experienced Brooklyn divorce lawyers. At Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C., we have over 50 years of combined experience in family law matters and have been successfully obtained joint legal and equally shared parenting time for fathers and mothers, time and again. We can evaluate your case and help you reach the best outcome for you and your children.
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 and training
- General welfare decisions
One of the benefits to joint custody is that it gives children equal access to both of their parents. Neither parent is 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.
When appropriate and in the best interest of the child, the court can impose an order of joint physical custody and equally shared parenting time, even if your spouse does not agree,
Trust Our Firm's Skilled Divorce Lawyers
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 consultation, contact Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. today!