CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION
In the Law Offices of Lewis C. Edelstein, Esq., P.C., the first consideration in a divorce proceeding is the custody of the children. If at all possible, children’s issues are dealt with first so that stability can be assured.
Types of Custody in New York:
There are two types of custody in New York State:
Regardless of the custodial arrangement, visitation by the non-custodial parent must be balanced, taking into consideration the activities and needs of the child. The phrase “parenting time” is used interchangeably with visitation. This places emphasis on the fact that while the children are in the company of a parent, that parent is absolutely responsible for the child’s well-being and activities. The balance of parenting time is essential to a successful divorce proceeding.