Children and Family Law Issues
Some of the most contentious family law cases our lawyers encounter in Albany result from disagreements over children. Lengthy proceedings are possible when parties cannot settle their differences about issues related to their children. In these circumstances, getting the advice and guidance of an attorney in Albany could be critical to the outcome of any family law case.
Child custody and visitation are two of the most contested issues in family law cases, regardless of the relationship status of the parents. Some parents may cooperate and communicate to make a joint custody arrangement feasible, but others may not as a result of their feelings toward one another. In these cases, where the parties cannot agree, the court must make the custody and visitation decisions that they believe are in the best interests of the child.
Financial matters related to children also can be highly controversial, as parents struggle to balance their personal financial needs with those of their children. Parents often disagree about what expenses are necessary for children and what level of financial support is appropriate.