Protecting Parent-Child Relationships: Child Custody & Visitation

When parents of minor children go through divorce, establishing a mutually acceptable arrangement for child custody and visitation is often one of the toughest challenges. New York's family courts make determinations based on the best interests of the child when parents cannot agree — and it is common for the mother and father to have very different views of what that means within their own family.

Protecting Parents' Rights And Children's Well-Being For More Nearly 35 Years

I am Lauren S. Cohen, a long-standing, respected Binghamton child custody attorney who understands how important your children are to you. Protecting mothers' and fathers' rights in ways that promote stability and well-being for the child in question is central to my approach as a lawyer. In most cases, it is better by far for everyone involved to negotiate solutions. However, I am also impeccably capable of litigating aggressively for your valid position in a dispute over custody or child visitation.

My family law practice is comprehensive and balanced. I will offer clear, informed guidance whether you are facing divorce with children, confronting problems that may require a modification of existing orders, or in need of representation as an unmarried parent or a grandparent. Some key points to consider include:

  • In New York, there is no statutory preference toward either parent in custody proceedings. While courts take many complex factors into consideration in a contested custody case, the parents' genders are not among those factors.
  • Where children will live, how much time they spend with each parent, and how decision-making authority will be shared are all vital issues that must be decided. It is important to have a clear understanding of terms such as joint custody, sole custody, shared custody and split custody when deciding how to proceed with your case.

Call Me Today To Schedule Your Consultation And Take The Next Step

When your most important relationships are on the line, the stress you feel may be overwhelming. I strive to help each client visualize life after divorce and create workable, practical custody and visitation arrangements that reflect their priorities and lifestyles. To sit down with me for an open, productive consultation in Binghamton or Johnson City, New York, please reach out to me by telephone at 607-821-0100, 866-539-2596 or via email today.