Effects of Divorce

A divorce can affect many areas of your life. It can affect you financially and emotionally. It can cause changes in the relationship a parent has with his children. Our firm works extremely hard to protect the interest of men and fathers during the divorce process. We represent men regarding issues involving support, custody and visitation with their children. A divorce affects the entire family. It is important during this time of stress to seek the help of a law firm thoroughly familiar with the difficulties faced by men at this crucial point in their lives.

Fathers Count

The father child relationship is recognized under New York State Law to be equal to the mother child relationship. The Law in New York is gender neutral. However, representing a father in a child custody matter in either the Supreme Court or the Family Court in New York State is a task that involves determination and experience. Although the law is gender neutral, most do not fight for custody of their children.

Child Custody generally refers to the rights and obligations that parents have related to where their children will reside during and after a divorce or separation. The courts either designate one parent as the primary residential custodial parent or joint custody is awarded to both parents but one is named as a residential custodial parent. Courts decisions as to who will be the residential custodial parent are often based on issues relating to what each parent’s role has been in nurturing the child or children.

Contact a Child Custody Attorney Experienced in Representing Fathers’ Rights

The child custody attorneys at the Law Offices of Elliot Schlissel have for more than 30 years been representing fathers in custody and visitation matters. This experience has helped us develop an expertise in litigating these matters. Contact the child custody and child visitation attorneys at Law Offices of Elliot Schlissel for a free consultation.