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Queens Child Visitation Attorneys

Divorce touches on many kinds of issues. Even a basic divorce in which both parties find that the marriage isn’t working out for them may include issues touching on property and the division of any accumulated assets. A divorce that includes children has special issues and laws that may apply to each party. Anyone who is undergoing this process should keep one thing in mind as it happens. That is that the judge will want to make sure that the children of the marriage are not harmed in any way. A judge will attempt to see the marriage through the eyes of the children. Their goal is ascertain what serves the child best and what will provide them with the help they need in order to grow into mature and functional adults. As part of this process, the judge will carefully consider all issues related to child custody and any form of visitation.

New York State Laws

Queens falls under the jurisdiction of New York state. As such, anyone seeking any form of child custody and visitation in this borough should be well aware of what laws and conditions may apply to them personally. New York state is one of several states that allow children to testify on their own behalf. A judge can hear a child’s testimony in private. The age of the child may have little bearing on this choice. A judge may decide that even a child in grade school is capable of making their wishes known to the court and stating what they want from any ongoing custody arrangements. The judge can also choose to ignore such testimony in favor of other facts. In general, the older the child is the more likely the judge is to take their wishes into account when assigning any form of custody or visitation agreement. The judge can also take into account which parent has the finances to remain in queens and continue living in their current home or apartment complex. At the same time, the judge also has enormous leeway under state law to decide on a course of action.

Custody Issues

In order for the court system to have a say in any form of custody issues, the child needs to have been a resident of Queens for at least six months. Children younger than six months must have been born in Queens in order for the courts to have a say in any kind of child visitation plan. Neither parent involved has the automatic right to assume custody. However, the court may take into account that a baby is still nursing and thus consider the mother’s position more stronger when determining custody and child visitation arrangements. As the petition for a divorce begins, one parent can petition the court for a temporary agreement that lets them serve as the primary custodian. However, if there is no such agreement, one parent can legally keep that child under their roof. Petitions for custody are heard in family court initially. It is possible to head to a higher court and seek a ruling. However, under New York state rules, only one related divorce case is allowed in the court system at any one time.

Marriage and Other Related Issues

Custody and visitation issues can also come to into play even if the couple has never married. A father can agree to sign a document known as an acknowledgement of paternity. This is a formal agreement that the father admits to being the father of the child. If the father does not agree to sign such an agreement, this means they do not have the right for custody or for any kind of child visitation. A father who admits to such paternity usually has the right under state laws to have what is known as frequent and meaningful visits. In that case, they have the right to see the child under state laws according to the agreement worked out by the parties. A court may choose to deny this decision under certain circumstances. For example, if the court finds that one party is unfit in some way such as evidence of domestic or child abuse, the courts can refuse to to let that parent exercise any kind of visitation rights. A child also has the right to refuse to see a parent if they do not wish to remain in touch. This is why legal counsel is a must for everyone involved in such cases.


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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

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