Protecting the Rights of Fathers in Custody and Visitation Matters in New York

Fathers’ Rights Attorney with More than 40 Years of Experience

Child Visitation

Fathers almost never get custody, right? Not true!! While mothers have traditionally been given preferential treatment when it comes to physical custody of minor children after a divorce, that trend is slowly changing. In fact, a 2018 study found that one in every five fathers was a custodial parent. Under New York law, both parents are presumed to have an equal right and opportunity to get physical custody. The ultimate determination, however, won’t be based on perceptions of who might be the better parent or what one of the parents wants—the court will award custody based on the best interests of the children.

At the Law Office of Schlissel DeCorpo, we are committed to protecting the rights of fathers in divorce proceedings. We will work closely with you to gather evidence and build a case to demonstrate to the court that granting custody to you will be what’s best for your children. If the court ultimately decides that the mother should have physical custody, we’ll use our skill, experience, knowledge and resources to help you get meaningful and fair visitation with your children.

To set up a free initial consultation with an experienced and proven fathers’ rights lawyer, contact the Law Office of Schlissel DeCorpo online at or call us at 718-350-2802 in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn or the Bronx; at 516-561-6645 in Nassau County; or in Suffolk County at 631-319-8262.

Fighting for Your Custody and Visitation Rights as a Father

We will strive at all times to ensure that the court makes all decisions about custody and visitation without regard to gender. We have a comprehensive understanding of the factors the court considers when determining which parent will have primary residential or physical custody, including:

  • Which parent served as the primary caretaker during the marriage
  • Which parent provided the basic nurturing for the child
  • The ability of each parent to provide for and tend to the child’s physical, emotional and mental needs
  • The emotional bond that exists between the child and each parent
  • The availability of either parent to spend the necessary time with the child as custodial parent
  • The extent to which each parent encourages a healthy relationship between the child and the other parent
  • Any physical or mental disabilities or limitations that may affect custody
  • The presence of other children in the marital home and the nature of the relationship of the minor child with the other children
  • If the child is old enough, the child’s preference

For non-custodial fathers, we will aggressively advocate to maximize your access to minor children and involvement in their lives. We’ll help ensure that you have the opportunity to meet with teachers, medical professionals and clergy, if appropriate. We’ll make certain that you have the right to attend extracurricular events, view report cards and be involved in decision-making regarding medical, educational and religious matters.

Contact the Attorneys at Schlissel DeCorpo to Protect Your Custody and Visitation Rights as a Father

At the Law Office of Schlissel DeCorpo, we bring more than 40 years of experience to men across the New York City metro area who need strong advocacy to protect their custody and visitation rights after a divorce. For a free initial consultation with a proven fathers’ rights attorney, send us an email at or us for Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx at 718-350-2802, in Nassau County at 516-561-6645, or in Suffolk County at 631-319-8262. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We fight for fathers throughout the greater New York City area, across all five boroughs and Long Island, including Nassau, Suffolk, Kings, Westchester and Richmond Counties.