New York Child Custody & Visitation
Lenard Leeds has been involved in numerous matrimonial and child custody proceedings over the years in all the Family and Supreme Courts in the New York metropolitan area. Child custody is determined by “the best interests of the child’ and requires work with experts such as psychologists and psychiatrists to determine which parent will be the best custodial parent for the children. Often the courts require full forensic evaluations of all the participants including the children and this process takes approximately eight weeks to complete
Child Support is dependent on various factors but generally the courts apply a numeric formula to make its determination. As a child matures, his or her wishes are considered by the court, and often the judge will speak to a mature child in chambers and consider their wishes. Joint custody has become much more popular and many parties settles along those terms and therefore share in the decision-making process. Obviously courts seek to resolve disputes amicably, but often this is not possible and therefore significant litigation is required.
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Located in New York City, as well as Nassau County, the attorneys at Leeds Brown Law, PC offer high quality legal services and representation to clients throughout the five boroughs of Manhattan, including Wall Street, Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island; and throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long island, including the Northshore, the Southshore, and cities such as Garden City, Carle Place, Hempstead, Mineola, Melville, Westbury, Hicksville, Levittown, Freeport, Massapequa, Valley Stream, Long Beach, Glen Cove, Syosset, Huntington, Bayside, Forest Hills, Manhasset, Whitestone, Commack, Brentwood and Riverhead, New York. Leeds Brown Law also extends its practice throughout all the counties of Nassau and Suffolk County, which includes the East end of Long Island, as well as to The Hamptons.