Custody

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Meet your Custody lawyer

As an award winning custody lawyer, it is important to me that you first understand what the custody proceedings entails.

In Family Court, a judge is usually assigned to oversee child custody and visitation requests.  If custody/visitation is sought as a part of a divorce proceeding in a New York Supreme Court, the matter will be determined by the assigned judge.  A parent, grandparent, or individual with a significant connection or relationship with the subject child may petition the Family Court requesting the child be placed in his or her custody.  The Judge will usually assign an Attorney for the Children (previously known as a “law guardian”).  The Attorney for the Child will act as the voice on behalf of the children, who are deemed the AFC’s “client.”  Ultimately, the court will formulate its decision concerning custody and visitation based upon what is referred to as “the best interest of the child” standard.  

In doing so, the New York courts will look to several factors, such as: who is the child’s primary caretaker, the fitness of each parent, whether a child will be separated from his or her siblings, whether or not there have been allegations of abuse, drug and alcohol use, and whether a parent suffers from physical or mental illnesses which would prevent his or her ability to care for the child.  Parents should be aware that there is a major difference between “residential custody” and “legal custody.”

It has become common knowledge for a parent contemplating a breakup or divorce to not leave the home.  Most parents do not know why though.  The reason, however, is because a parent who abandons the children with his or her ex-spouse, ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend, is implicitly consenting to the other parent having residential custody.

Understandably, custody and visitation cases are often contentious.  Emotions are high, tempers flare and your patience will be put to the test.  However, with proper counseling these scenarios are usually preventable.  It is critical for parents to be mindful of the need to love their children more than they hate the other parent.  It is imperative to hire skilled attorneys for custody and visitation battles who calmly lead their clients through a litigious battle. The attorneys at A. Cohen Law Firm firm are well versed with New York’s custody laws and rules, with years of trial and litigation experience.

Our key to success

Custody Lawyer

When it comes to representing our clients, there’s really only one option: individualized attention. You will never be just another file. We understand one hat does not fit all and that each client has different needs. We take the extra time to give each of our clients the personal attention they deserve! 

Divorce & family law
Custody 98%
Personal Injury
96%
Commercial Litigation
92%
Guardianship
100%
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Brief Your Case

Unsure whether you should hire a custody lawyer? Or if your situation even requires legal representation, perhaps you’ve been let down before perusing a case and unsure if new representation will help?, regardless to the situation, we can still address your concerns. With us, you can brief your case in a quick 15 minute video or phone consultation and decide. 

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tonitherocker
tonitherocker
22:48 09 Aug 21
I hired Avi to represent me a couple months back and he's been everything i hoped for .He's helping me through a child... support/custody case. Considering the mess it was at the beginning and the stress i was under its has become a lot better thanks to avi. He always is responsive to me whenever i reach out as well. Thank you avi! Anyone considering him dont hesitate.read more
Jacquelyn Carrera
Jacquelyn Carrera
17:07 31 Jul 21
I would like to take the time to say Thank You to Avi Cohen and his team. He represented me on my divorce. I had gone... through a previous law firm who in 2 years did nothing for my case. After doing some research I have decided to go with Avi, wish I found him on my first go around. When I found Avi I was hopeless. However Avi and his team turned everything around for me. Avi and his team were always available , anytime of day and explained everything thoroughly. I am grateful for him and his team to finally bring this to an end. I highly recommend Avi Cohen to represent you in your matters. Forever thankful, as he knows my ex was not the easiest to deal with. Thank you for everything! I appreciate you.read more
karill deros
karill deros
15:58 02 Jul 21
Avi cohen and his team provided outstanding and amazing legal representation. This lawyer is superb , he understand... the law inside out , you get prompt response , great service, I highly recommend this attorneyread more
Asli Yelkenli
Asli Yelkenli
20:20 22 Apr 21
My mom and I can't thank enough to Avi and his team! They are amazing! He is so professional responsible and... honest.They always answer your questions with patience and they get back to you in such a timely manner! My mom saw Mr. Cohen's office while she was traveling to the city on the train and we decided to give him a call and that was the best decision we ever made! Thank you guys again and also thank you to Chante for always replying to my emails in minutes! I highly recommend him to anyone! It was a pleasure to work with him!read more
Utopia Travel
Utopia Travel
04:02 25 Feb 21
I was stuck in a contentious divorce and had nearly lost hope with the trajectory of my case. I initially hired a... different lawyer, who clearly had no interest in his clients unless their case seemed profitable. When I found Avi Cohen everything changed. Avi is an incredible lawyer and a true professional. He was on top on my case from the very beginning, always in contact, replying to my emails within minutes. In the lowest point of my life he cared for my case, for myself as a person, and for the wellbeing of my children. We involved a children's attorney, as he advised, and it made all the difference. He is also very understanding and takes one's financial standing into consideration. I never felt any financial pressure with him and I felt he treated me with great dignity. He advocated for myself and for my children while maintaining a positive attitude and respect for everyone involved. In the end, Avi has a great skill for finding the best solution given your unique circumstances and is unafraid to offer his level-headed honest advice (he also has a great sense of humor). The only thing I would have done differently in this divorce was to ditch my previous lawyer altogether and start with Avi sooner.read more
Gus Matlis
Gus Matlis
14:37 17 Sep 20
Avi was great. He took the time to work with me and was always prompt and thorough in his responses. He gave me good,... honest advice every step of the way. Highly recommend him!read more
yokaira polanco
yokaira polanco
01:00 25 Feb 20
I have recommended lawyer Avi Cohen to all my friends and family. He is very professional, responsible, reliable and... caring. I would email him at anytime even late nights and this great man would reply to me ASAP. He took care of my collision case for over 4yrs and was always so positive and attentive to all my difficult requests. I’m forever grateful for all you have done for me. Thank you, I really wish many lawyers would be sincere and have the same passion for their job.read more
angel freire
angel freire
14:37 07 Jan 20
I just want to say thank you to Mr. Cohen for his continued attention to detail throughout these past months of my... case. I am grateful to have done my research in finding someone to represent me here in Valley Stream Long Island, who I can trust. I highly recommend his offices and his services to anyone looking for a lawyer and getting settlements to work in their favor.read more
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