Managing child custody disputes in New York and New Jersey


When a couple decides to divorce, children must factor into the equation. At DAME Legal, we work with our clients to establish the best course of action for co-parenting after a divorce. Child custody is a contentious and emotionally-charged issue for many parents. With the help of our team of skilled legal professionals, we will work with you to maintain your child’s right to grow up in a healthy, happy, and stable environment—ideally, one that features both parents.

Our team is well-versed in all areas of child custody law, including:

  • Primary and joint custody arrangements
  • ‣ Visitation rights
  • ‣ Grandparent visitation
  • ‣ Modification of custody and visitation orders
  • ‣ Enforcement of orders
  • ‣ Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • ‣ Decisions related to religion, education, and upbringing of the child

Guiding clients through mediation with the advantage of experienced counsel

Children are given their best shot at success and happiness when their parents remain committed to co-parenting them effectively. When parents work together to keep open lines of communication on issues pertaining to shared children, mediation is an effective option for establishing a child custody plan after divorce.

Without the adversarial nature of litigation and the stress of court proceedings, mediation allows divorcing parents to communicate directly. It ensures reasonable results that cater to both parties’ preferences and needs.

When you choose to work with the experienced counsel at DAME Legal throughout your mediation, you can rest confidently, knowing that we will work to take the stress out of your child custody process. Our expert knowledge of New Jersey and New York’s child custody guidelines, compounded with our skilled negotiation skills, will work with you and your former spouse to devise a plan for rearing your shared children in a healthy environment over the long-term.

Navigating complicated litigation in family court

When a divorcing couple is unable to put their differences aside to work through mediation together, litigation is always a worthwhile second option. Although establishing child custody is inherently stressful and complex, our skilled team of attorneys at DAME Legal will effectively represent you throughout the roller-coaster of child custody disputes.

Most often, these cases arise in the event of one parent posing a serious health and safety risk to the shared child and issues of neglect. When one parent’s rights are questioned, DAME Legal’s team will work hard to argue on behalf of our clients to ensure the best results for all children involved.

When parents cannot agree on the best course of action for their shared children, our skilled team of legal professionals will work to strategically present a strong case to the presiding judge that allows for children to grow up in the best-case scenario while ensuring that the necessary parental rights remain reasonably protected.

During your divorce proceedings and relevant child custody dispute litigation, we will represent you through the process of establishing the best course of action for primary and joint custody arrangements. These arrangements will include visitation rights in the case of limited parental rights, grandparent visitation to maintain necessary relationships, enforcing and modifying existing agreements, and any other situation that may arise.

If you live in the greater New Jersey area or the New York metropolitan area, our partners at DAME Legal can help you overcome this difficult part of your life with relative ease. Give us a call at 201-968-5800 or fill out our contact form on our site to begin the process.

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