Child custody is often one of the biggest stumbling blocks in obtaining a divorce, as well as a prevalent post-divorce issue where a parent seeks a change in child custody or child visitation.
Located in the heart of Central Islip, the Law Offices of Shawn R. Kassman is a full service law firm that provides quality representation to men and women in family law and divorce matters, including child custody matters, throughout Suffolk County and Nassau County, including the areas in and around Bayshore, Oakdale, Sayville, Riverhead, Port Jefferson, Brentwood and Holtsville.
We are dedicated to protecting your legal interests and will analyze your situation and provide you with viable options, including the benefits and limitations of each option so you will be in a position to make informed decisions. We also offer experienced, knowledgeable advice to assist you with the decision-making process.
We have earned our reputation for excellence and believe our dedication and hard work are the secrets to our success.
To speak with an experienced Suffolk County family law attorney about your child custody matter, please call 631-232-9479 (toll-free 1-888-545-2944).
Child custody issues can be complex and typically emotions run high. In addition, child custody can have an effect on child support payments. Therefore, it is a good idea to have legal representation from an experienced attorney who can keep you focused and grounded during these stressful times.
Child custody is made up of legal child custody, which refers to the ability to make decisions on behalf of, or concerning, your child; and physical child custody, which is where (and with whom) your child will have their primary residence.
Legal child custody is typically joint legal custody, unless there is good reason to deny one parent legal custody. Physical custody is more complex, because it is often difficult to award joint physical custody due to location and schooling.
The courts usually believe that child interaction with both parents is in the best interest of the child. The courts will use the best of the child to guide them in their decisions about child custody. A skilled child custody attorney can present your case in the best light, ensure your interests are protected, and make sure the court gets your side of the story before making its decisions regarding child custody issues.
If you have Family Law or Child Custody related questions, please call attorney Shawn Kassman or a member of his legal team at 631-232-9479 (toll-free 888-545-2944) or fill out our online intake form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and represent clients located in Central Islip (main office location), Holtsville (office location), Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Port Jefferson and Riverhead and both Suffolk and Nassau counties.
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