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Queens Child Custody Lawyers

Many people think of child custody as a rigid, court-imposed arrangement. Popular media often portrays custody as an all-or-nothing battle pitting one parent against the other.

Fortunately, that is not usually the case. In these economic times, when both parents are often working and both play strong roles in their children's upbringing, there are many options for flexible custody arrangements.

To explore your options for tailoring an arrangement that best fits your family's needs, contact a Queens-based child custody attorney at the law firm of Jill C. Stone, Esq., PC.

Creative Solutions For Modern Families

Our firm enjoys a strong reputation for trustworthy and solution-oriented representation. Jill C. Stone has served as a court-appointed attorney for children in the Nassau County Family Court and Supreme Court for more than 16 years.

Ms. Stone draws on in-depth insight regarding the needs of children, as well as more than 26 years of experience as a family law attorney, to help clients navigate complex custody situations.

Skilled at trial, Ms. Stone is a tough and respected advocate in court. At the same time, however, she understands the reality that parents often achieve better outcomes by reaching workable resolutions outside of court. Our firm excels at developing effective strategies for achieving such resolutions. We can walk you through the many options for tailoring custody and visitation to your family's unique situation.

Additionally, we provide legal guidance for unmarried parents, grandparents or other relatives seeking custody or visitation. We also guide clients through the process of modifying existing custody arrangements.

Custody Considerations

In New York, custody and visitation determinations are based on the best interests of the children involved. Many factors influence this determination, including:

  • The children's emotional ties
  • The moral fitness and health of each parent
  • The children's school and community involvement
  • The children's preferences, if they are old enough
  • Each parent's ability to provide a loving and stable environment

Contrary to popular belief, mothers are not automatically on better footing than fathers when it comes to custody. Both parents have equal rights to remain involved in their children's upbringing. Shared custody is increasingly becoming the norm.

Contact Our Nassau County Child Visitation Attorneys

To speak with a caring lawyer about your situation, call us at 516-679-4300. Evening appointments are available.

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591 Stewart Avenue, 4th Floor
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-679-4300
Fax: 516-679-3062
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118-21 Queens Blvd., Suite 306
Forest Hills, NY 11375
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