Determining the custody of the children is often the most emotionally difficult issue in a divorce proceeding. New York law, under the Domestic Relations Law, presumes that both parents have an equal right to obtain custody of their children in a divorce proceeding. The New York Courts determine custody based on what is in the best interests of the children. It considers many factors, including the parents’ finances, health, and whether there is drug or alcohol abuse, how available the parents are, whether there is a history of domestic violence, who the primary caretaker is, and where the children have been living. Whether you are the custodial or non-custodial parent, we protect your parental rights and your children’s best interests.
In addition to the most common issues described above, the Law Offices of Ira M. Bierman also represent clients in grandparents’ visitation cases, and proceedings for orders of protection in domestic abuse and family violence cases. If you receive an unfavorable outcome in the divorce proceeding, the Law Offices of Ira M. Bierman also represent clients in appeals before the appeals division.