Long Island Mother’s Rights Lawyer
Mother’s Rights Attorneys Serving Long Island, NY
Although for many years, the courts have been in favor of mothers in child custody cases, today the laws have changed. Under New York statutes, courts must give equal consideration to both parents and whenever possible, favor a joint custody arrangement. With women increasingly holding full-time jobs, working longer hours, and spending less time with their families, you are more frequently seeing cases where the courts grant fathers sole custody instead of mothers. This can occur when they deem it is in a child’s best interests. Our Long Island Mother’s Rights Lawyer knows the complexities of situations like this.
Attorney Chris Palermo represents mothers in family law cases, providing them with strong advocacy when seeking custody, modification or enforcement of child custody orders.
Work closely with a Long Island Mother’s Rights Lawyer
From the outset of a divorce, you should work closely with your mother’s rights attorney and follow his counsel. When finalizing a divorce, courts have a tendency to make the child custody and financial support provisions of temporary orders into permanent orders. Judges want to create stability and as little disruption as possible in the children’s lives. Before leaving the home and allowing your spouse to be the sole caretaker for your children, consult with your lawyer. Your attorney can devise a case strategy and provide you with guidelines that help you achieve your objectives during divorce.
How mothers can help protect their custody rights
The types of situations where a court is often inclined to award custody rights to a father are:
- When a mother is uninvolved in her children’s lives
- When a mother exposes her children to unsafe conditions
- When a mother is participating in morally objectionable activities that could emotionally harm her children
By staying involved in your children’s lives, keeping them safe, and setting good examples for them, you help your children and also protect your rights as a mother.
What Obligations Do Mothers Have To The Court
There are certain obligations that mothers must abide by in order to maintain good standing with the courts:
- Make parenting decisions for the children based on their best interests
- Comply with custody and visitation orders
- Maintain a civil and cooperative relationship with the children’s father
- Inform the courts if the children are exposed to abusive or domestically violent situations
About Our Firm
Chris Palermo has a proven track record of success in all areas of divorce and family law. Divorce is difficult but it does not have to be nasty. Whenever possible, Chris Palermo works with opposing counsel to resolve matters amicably while obtaining an optimal result for his client in the shortest amount of time. However, as an experienced litigator, whenever circumstances make a trial necessary, Chris Palermo will always skillfully advocate on his client’s behalf through trial. He has successfully tried all types of Divorce and family law matters. In addition to advocating on a client’s behalf, Chris Palermo will always listen to any concerns, while providing informed guidance enabling a client to navigate through the turbulent and troubling changes their family is currently enduring.
The Palermo Difference
Chris Palermo represents a wide array of clients in matrimonial and family law matters and is committed to achieving optimal results for every client. Toward this end, Mr. Palermo or his partner Riley Perry will personally represent each client every step of the way. He pledges the following throughout his representation:
- Your initial consultation is always free.
- You will be kept informed of all aspects of your case.
- Return your calls and Emails within 24 hours.
Contact Our Long Island Mother’s Rights Lawyer
My main office is centrally located in Hauppauge at 1300 Veterans Memorial Highway Suite 320 Hauppauge, NY, just seconds from the LIE at Exit 57.
Call (631) 265-1051 or use the online contact form to reach me.