There are few legal issues that are more emotionally challenging than family law cases involving children. As a parent, you need to be able to protect your right to child custody. Nothing should come between you and your relationship with your kids. Whether you are locked in a difficult custody battle, you are attempting to reach an amicable shared parenting settlement, or you are trying to modify a child custody order, it is crucial that you seek professional family law support.

At the Colwell Law Group, our Washington County child custody lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide range of child custody cases. If you need guidance from a New York child custody attorney, please do not hesitate to contact our legal team today to schedule a fully confidential, no obligation review of your case.

How Does Child Custody Work in New York?

Under New York law, child custody and child visitation cases are handled under the ‘best interests of the child’ standard. Parents in Washington County should have a strong understanding of what this means: family law courts will always do what they deem to be best for the children. Your desires as a mother or a father are secondary. If a case goes to court, New York family law judges will craft a child custody/visitation arrangement that is best for the child’s well being. To prevail in a custody case, you need to prove that you can provide the best atmosphere for your kids.


We Offer Comprehensive Child Custody Solutions

Our Washington County child custody lawyers have a deep understanding of New York state law and we have extensive experience handling a wide range of child custody and visitation disputes. We know how to put our skills and experience into action so that we can get you the very best results for your specific situation.

In some cases, parents can work together to overcome their differences in order to create a mutually agreeable shared parenting plan. In many ways, this is ideal. When both parents buy into the terms of a child custody settlement, family relationships can be preserved and it can help to create a more positive environment for the children. Our Washington County child custody lawyers are skilled negotiators and will try to help you find a collaborative solution if it makes sense to do so.

At the same time, a child custody settlement is neither possible nor appropriate in every case. If your former partner refuses to act reasonably, or worse, if they are creating a dangerous environment for your children, you need an aggressive New York child custody attorney who is ready to fight for your parental rights. While our family law attorneys understand the value of parents working collaboratively, we are also always ready to take your case to court to protect your children and your parental rights.  

Get Custody Help in Washington County

At the Colwell Law Group, our dedicated child custody lawyers are proud to be strong advocates for parents and caregivers in New York. For a full confidential child custody consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us now. We represent clients throughout Washington County, NY, including in Granville, Fort Edward, Fort Ann, Kingsbury, Putnam, Salem, White Creek, and Whitehall.

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