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Joint Custody in Queens

Are you worried about child custody?

Are you getting a divorce? Do you have concerns over child custody? At the Law Offices of Donald Mastrodomenico, P.C., we handle over 700 divorce and family law cases every year. Because divorce and family law is all that we do, we completely understand if you are worried about divorce would impact the custody of your children.

When you engage a Queens divorce attorney from our firm, you can be confident that we are fully equipped to advocate on your behalf and represent your best interests. We do not take child custody matters lightly, and we will give your case the attention and care it deserves.

About Physical Custody

When parents split up or divorce, they must make decisions about the custody of their children. Ideally, the parents will come to an agreement and a judge will sign off on such an agreement. When the parents cannot agree, the judge will decide for them based on the best interests of the child.

There are two parts of child custody: legal custody and physical custody.

  • Legal custody has to do with the right to make major decisions for your child; for example, where you child goes to school and what religion your child is raised in.
  • Physical custody, also known as "residential custody" refers to where your child lives on a day-to-day basis.

Sole Physical Custody vs. Shared Physical Custody

If you have sole physical custody, it means that your child lives with you most of the time; however, your child may spend time with the other parent during visitation. Often, the parent with sole physical custody is called the "custodial parent," or the "primary caretaker."

In some cases a judge will order shared physical custody. If you have shared physical custody (joint custody), then your child will live with you and the other parent.

Your child may or may not spend equal amounts of time with you and the other parent, it depends on how close you live to the other parent, and if the judge believes an equal timeshare arrangement would be in your child's best interests.

Your child custody issue is important. Call our Queens firm!

If you are contemplating a shared custody arrangement, it is very important that negotiations with your child's other parent go well, or that you present a strong case before the judge. In either case, you need a good attorney by your side.

For quality legal representation, contact us to speak with an attorney from our firm. We gladly offer free case evaluations, and we would be more than happy to give you sound legal advice.

Are you ready to get started? Call our Queens divorce firm today at (718) 268-8111.

Why We're Not Like Other Law Firms

See Why You Should Hire the Law Offices of Donald Mastrodomenico P.C.
  • Dedicated Exclusively to Family Law

    Our sole purpose and focus is to help clients with their family law and divorce issues. That is all we do.

  • Low Flat Fees

    We do not have hourly rates and clients are not billed for phone calls. We follow a flat fee structure for both contested and uncontested divorces.

  • Timely Resolutions

    There is no other law firm that gets you divorced faster than us. For uncontested divorces, the documents are prepared and waiting for you before you walk in the door.

  • Unparalleled Experience

    No other firm in the greater New York City area has handled more divorces than our firm in our over 100 years of combined experience.

  • Clients Are Our Priority

    Not our pocketbook or ego. With our firm, you get caring, professional, and competent legal representation.

  • Staying Current With the Law

    We have weekly office meetings to review noteworthy legal decisions and implement such strategies into our own cases.

  • Continuing Education

    We are firmly committed to attending continuing legal education programs and find ourselves at the speakers' podium long after all other lawyers have left for the evening.

  • Untarnished Reputation

    In our over 100 years of combined experience, while handling 700 cases per year (400 divorce cases and 300 family court cases), we have a spotless record with the New York State Bar!

  • Why Choose Us?

    We have over three decades of experienced dedicated to family law. Discover the benefits of retaining our representation.

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  • Our Experience Is Unmatched

    We have filed more divorces in New York than any other private firm and have the experience to get you through the tought times.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions involving divorce, child custody, spousal support, and more family law matters.

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