Fighting For The Child Custody Arrangement You Need

One of the most contentious and emotional aspects of any divorce or breakup is figuring out child custody and child support issues. Keeping the children's best interests in mind is paramount because this will encourage stability and it is the standard that the court will use when approving or deciding any unresolved issues concerning the kids.

Throughout the Buffalo, New York, area, people seek out the Law Office of Patrick M. Noe, Jr., because of our depth of knowledge and experience when it comes to handling all aspects of a divorce action. Not only do we provide compassionate counsel, but we are also aggressive advocates for our clients.

Child Custody Guidelines And Disputes

Divorce agreements can easily become heated when parents try to determine who will have legal and physical custody of minor children.

Physical Custody

Physical custody refers to the parent with whom the child lives. This parent is sometimes referred to as the custodial parent. The other parent was formerly said to have visitation. The time each parent spends with his or her child is now referred to as parenting time.

Legal Custody

Legal custody involves who will have decision-making authority regarding issues such as education, health care and religious upbringing, while physical or residential custody involves who the children will live with.

Serving The Best Interests Of The Child

The court is going to be looking to make choices that serve the best interests of the child. Every decision the court makes must ultimately benefit the child. In certain situations, determining who will be granted custody and who brings an action will depend on if there are concerns about a parent's behavior.

Contact Us For Help During Custody Disputes

At the Law Office of Patrick M. Noe, Jr., we can help you work to secure child custody arrangements that benefit you and your child. Whether you are seeking joint or sole custody, attorney Patrick M. Noe can help you effectively present your position when negotiating or when arguing in court.

You and your child deserve representation that can help you protect your relationship. Call 866-235-7062 or contact our lawyer online for a free initial consultation.