Representation That Values 'The Best Interests Of The Child'

During many divorces, the "red flag" issue dividing many couples, regardless of economic status, is child access ? arrangements for sole or shared custody, consistent visitation routines and decision-making that dictates a child's upbringing.

I am family law attorney Robert G. Smith, founder of the Robert G. Smith, PLLC, law firm in New York City. I established my practice more than 40 years ago to help divorcing spouses and their children to smoothly navigate the legal process at the end of a marriage.

I am also a lawyer who believes deeply in "the best interests of the child." My firm's quality legal services address problems ranging from customized custody obligations to income-based state guidelines for calculations of financial support.

Custody And Support Strategies Designed With Your Child's Needs In Mind

Before, during and after your divorce, I can effectively advise on these kinds of child custody recognized by New York family courts:

  • Physical custody and sole physical custody
  • Legal custody, which stresses the importance of decision-making
  • Sole legal custody, in which one parent exercises all decision-making
  • Joint legal custody, when both parents collaborate on major decisions
  • Joint residential custody, for children who share both parents' homes equally

Additionally, I can assist with formulation of visitation schedules observed by a noncustodial parent. It is extremely important that whatever can be done, should be done, to keep both parents engaged and cooperating with aspects of a child's development.

To Protect Your Children And Your Rights, Contact Me For A Free Consultation

When disagreements over your child's future become more than you can bear, my law firm is here for you. The help you need is just a phone call away, so contact me today at 212-499-0940. I serve divorce and family law clients located in all five boroughs of New York City as well as Nassau, Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Suffolk and Rockland counties.