Domestic Relations

For parents going through a divorce or an ex-girlfriend or boyfriend filing in Court for custody and visitation to be Court ordered, determining parenting arrangements is usually a top priority. When deciding upon child custody and visitation arrangements, New York courts look at what is in the best interests of the children. We are knowledgeable about New York law and have many years of experience working with children in the legal system. We understand how child custody and visitation law affects parents and their children, and can help create a plan that works for you and your children.

If you are a parent experiencing divorce and have concerns about child custody and visitation, call the Law Firm of Ali & Bains today to arrange a consultation. As an experienced lawyer, we will strive to ensure that you and your children are satisfied with the child custody and visitation arrangements.

Physical custody and legal custody: What is the difference?

Physical custody refers to where the children live. A common child custody arrangement involves one parent having sole physical custody and the other having visitation rights. A visitation schedule is arranged for the parent who does not have physical custody. Legal custody refers to the role each parent has in making decisions about issues such as religion, medical care and education. In many situations, both parents are given shared legal custody. I can help explain the many different types of child custody and visitation arrangements. I can create a plan that works for you and your children.

Grandparents’ visitation rights

We have experience helping grandparents assert their visitation rights. In some cases this can feel like an uphill battle for the grandparents, but we have the experience to seek the best possible results on behalf of our clients.

Child custody and visitation modification

We also provide representation in modifying the terms of the divorce decree or a custody agreement or stipulation. We represent parents proposing changes to the parenting time arrangement as well as parents opposed to the changes.



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Forest Hill, NY