Child Custody

Child Custody Results in Favor of Your Children's Best Interests

The issues surrounding child custody are difficult, emotional and of utmost importance to the parents and the Court. All children under the age of l8 are subject to custody orders.  

According to New York State laws, courts do not favor either parent more than the other in deciding child custody. The standard is known as "gender neutral." The Supreme Court may hear and determine child custody in New York within the context of an Action for Divorce or Separation. The Family Court may also decide these issues.

Having an attorney who practices primarily in the field of divorce and family law and who is familiar with the local courts and judges is crucial in child custody cases. We recommend that you contact our firm to arrange a free consultation with our experienced attorneys today.


In custody cases, the court's top priority is fashioning a decision that is in the child's best interests.

Ronald Zimmer and his team have successfully handled hundreds of custody cases over the years and our expertise can navigate you through the complexities of the Supreme Court or Family Court, ensuring that you obtain the best possible result for you and your family.

This list is just some of the factors a court may consider when determining custodial placement of a child. As your attorneys, it is our job to ensure that the court is presented with sound legal arguments that highlight those factors which best increase your chances of obtaining custody.


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deciding what is best for the child

The court will consider such factors as:

  • The physical and mental health of the parents
  • The physical and mental health needs of the child
  • Which parent has served as the main caregiver for the child
  • Any special needs of the child
  • If there is a history of domestic violence
  • Both parents' schedules and ability to properly care for the child
  • The financial situations of both parents
  • The child's relationships with other family members
  • Each parent's ability and willingness to cooperate with the other
  • The child's wishes, depending on their age

Get in touch with us today to schedule your free consultation, video consultation/mediation. Call (631) 203-1055.

Custody and Visitation Overview

Custody and visitation matters can be handled in either Supreme Court or Family Court. For children born out of wedlock, custody and visitation matters are handled almost exclusively by the Family Court for a variety of reasons.

There are some instances where the Supreme Court is used to deal with these issues, but only a skilled matrimonial and family law practitioner is well suited to properly advise you. Contact us today to speak to our associates about your case.

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