What to Know About Child Custody
Our experienced Rochester family law attorneys explain what to know about child custody in Rochester. If you have any issues pertaining to custody, child support, or divorce, please contact our office today for dedicated legal representation.
What to Know About Child Custody | Types of Custody
Custody agreements include two parts. First, the parent who has Physical Custody of the child provides the permanent residence where the child lives, while Legal Custody is granted to the parent responsible for making the big decisions in a child’s life, things like what schools they will attend, what faith (if any) they will be raised in, and issues like consenting to surgery. These can be shared by both parents, left to one, or split between parents, depending on the circumstances of their relationship with each other and the best interests of the child.
What to Know About Child Custody | Modifying an Arrangement
Child Custody issues are of deep interest to the State of New York when couples separate or divorce, and the state retains a vested interest in the child’s well-being until they have reached 18 years of age. The agreements that couples reach are almost always well intentioned, but life changes unexpectedly. Some of the issues that bring clients to see us include:
- Job change requiring modification of visitation schedule by either parent
- Permission to move out of state with a minor child
- Enforcement actions when one parent violates a custody agreement
- Grandparents who want a greater role in their grandchild’s life
- Financial hardship necessitating changes in physical custody or support agreements
At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, our Rochester child custody lawyers put families first, and in child custody matters, we always put your child first. Let us help you work through your child custody problems. Call us today for a consultation today. Let our experience work for you.