Types of Child Custody and Visitation
At the Law Offices of Randy H. Gugino, our Buffalo attorneys recognize that child custody and visitation are some of the most highly contested issues in a divorce proceeding. If you are going through a divorce in Buffalo and you need help resolving custody or visitation issues, our law firm is committed to helping you achieve the optimal result. Below is some important information on the different types of child custody and visitation in New York State.
Types of Child Custody
In New York, there are several different types of child custody. Depending on your relationship with your spouse and the best interests of your child, the court awards one of the following custody orders:
- Joint Custody: Under a joint custody order, both parents share legal responsibility for the child.
- Physical Custody: Physical custody means that the parent has the right to have his or her child reside with him or her.
- Legal Custody: If one parent has legal custody, he or she is responsible for making major decisions pertaining to the child’s life, including those regarding education, religion and health.
Whenever possible, the court seeks a decision wherein both parents can remain involved in a child’s life. As a result, it is often possible for the non-custodial parent to gain visitation to his or her child. However, if the court determines that the non-custodial parent poses a danger to the child, or that visiting the child is not in his or her best interests, visitation may be denied. At the Law Offices of Randy H. Gugino, we clarify the complexities of visitation laws and guidelines and ensure your parental rights are protected.
Contact the Law Offices of Randy H. Gugino Today
If you need assistance with a child custody matter, contact Buffalo Child Custody and Visitation Lawyer Randy H. Gugino. He can provide you with experienced advice and dedicated representation regarding all child custody and visitation matters. To schedule a free, no obligation, initial consultation, contact us by phone at (716) 800-4652.