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Child Custody and Visitation

Child Custody and Visitation

In divorce negotiations, child custody and child support are often the most disputed issues because emotions and finances are both impacted. New York child custody lawyer Ingrid Gherman has a vast reservoir of knowledge and experience in handling matrimonial cases involving children, accumulated throughout her more than three decades in family law practice. She combines great caring for her client’s and the children with keen legal insight into all aspects of the laws governing matters of custody, visitation, parental access, and support.

Contact an attorney who can help

If you need help with any of these issues, contact Ingrid Gherman’s law office to set up a consultation with her. Call (212) 941-0767 or send the convenient on-line form.

Ingrid will take the time to listen to your situation and will assist you in understanding factors for New York courts determining custody awards, so that a legal strategy can be fashioned that will bring a result protecting your rights and, at the same, one that is in the best interest of your child or children. Ingrid understands that it is the duty of an attorney dealing with these matters to always see an outcome that is in the best interest of the children. This is the basis on which the Courts determine how child custody, support, and visitation are granted. The courts in New York will often appoint a law guardian if there is an irreconcilable disagreement between the divorcing parents on issues involving the children. The law guardian will conduct an investigation and make a recommendation. Ingrid Gherman is thoroughly familiar with the rules governing law guardians and knows how to negotiate for a result that protects the children and, at the same time, is the most effective result for her client.

Parents’ obligations

Parents' responsibility to manage their children's growth and development continues even though the marriage ends. Both parents should help their children understand that although Mother and Father no longer love each other as husband and wife, they do love each other as parents. It is essential that both parents successfully convey love to their children.

Father and sonAlways, the best interests of the children

In child custody matters, the Court determines awards based on what it believes to be the best interests of the children. Sometimes children become a bartering tool and their well-being gets lost in the game of tug-of-war. The most important thing parents can do is to convey to their children that both parents care about their children's personal safety and that they are loved by both. There are many resources available in NY to help parents achieve this kind of environment for their children.

Types of Custody Agreements

After weighing all the factors of the case, the Courts will award child custody in one of three basic ways:

  • Joint
  • Sole
  • Shared
Understanding the many factors the determine custody awards

There are a myriad of complex factors that the Courts consider in determining child custody and visitation when parents are separating or divorcing. Matrimonial and child custody attorney Ingrid Gherman has comprehensive knowledge of these, including grandparents’ custody and visitation rights, how issues of domestic violence impact court rulings, and how these issues are handled in pre-nuptial agreements.

For the sake of the children

If you are going through a divorce or separation, for your children’s sake, get the most knowledgeable, caring, and qualified legal help you can find. Contact family law attorney Ingrid Gherman and let her put her move that more than 35 years of experience to work for you and your children. You can arrange a consultation with Ingrid at (212) 941-0767 or send the on-line inquiry form.

Client Reviews
"Just a quick note to thank you for all your legal advice during my separation and divorce. I’ve received all the QDRO info from TIAA CREF so it’s finally officially over! Your positive attitude really helped me to persevere through the legal quagmire of court in Brooklyn." G.G., Former Client
"I never imagined the success you’ve shown me in my current case, Ingrid! I’m shocked at the results you’ve shown me that is possible." D.M., Client
"I don't know how I could have gotten through my divorce without Ingrid. Her knowledge, concern, professionalism and diligence gave me peace of mind during my long, ugly divorce case. Ingrid knew my case inside and out, and she listened to me. She was always there for me -- at ridiculous moments and at important moments. Her caring and deliberate work helped renew my faith in the legal profession." R.W., Former Client
"I feel extremely fortunate to have been Ingrid's client. She helped me immensely and in a way both supportive and professionally competent. Ingrid is a formidable, talented and effective advocate. She was always well-prepared, caring and compassionate; and her strategy and thoughtfulness clearly demonstrated Ingrid's knowledge and expertise in family law. I am very grateful for your excellent work!" J.B., Former Client
"Having Ingrid Gherman as my divorce attorney has been a blessing in my life during these very difficult and troubling times. Ingrid treated me with respect, showing endless care and compassion. Ingrid has been very professional and thorough. She has aggressively protected my children's best interest with heartfelt sensitivity and care." M.S., Former Client