We counsel parents through the often tumultuous and emotionally exhausting process of planning how, after divorce, they will raise their children from separate homes. When good-faith negotiation has failed, we have tried many difficult custody cases, including those challenging the relocation of a parent’s residence with the child, allocation of parenting time, and the determination of each parent’s decision-making rights and responsibilities.
We discourage custody battles in court, as parents working cooperatively can almost always arrive at a better resolution for their children than a court can. When that cooperative resolution is not possible, we approach custody litigation exactly as we do a trial of other issues -- with the most thorough preparation and the most realistic assessment of likely outcomes.
New York law makes both parents responsible for the financial support of their children, through a combination of formulaic and discretionary factors that are difficult to navigate. We bring to each case practical knowledge of the costs of raising children in the New York metropolitan as well as thorough knowledge of the process by which the Court determines the issues concerning children.