New York City Biological & Non-Biological Parent, Gay and Lesbian Child Custody Lawyers
Helping Same-Sex Parents Protect Their Custodial Rights
The laws pertaining to LGBTQ couples and child custody are still evolving. Each case is handled differently depending on the assigned judge and county in which the legal matter takes place. Making certain you have every available ace in your hand is critical to achieving your desired outcome when it comes to matters involving biological and non-biological, gay and lesbian child custody rights.
At The Mandel Law Firm in New York City, we recognize the importance of being especially creative when it comes to these types of child custody issues. Our experienced lawyers are well-prepared to be in the forefront of this developing area of the law and are willing to go the extra mile to see that your child custody rights as a parent, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or transgender, are upheld. Contact us today to arrange a consultation to discuss your goals and how we may help you achieve them. The legality of marriage and family structure has been redefined in the 21st century.
Gay and Lesbian Child Custody & Second Parent Adoption
In many gay, lesbian and transgender relationships, one of the partners may be the biological parent of the couple’s child. If the couple were to split without having the non-biological, or second parent, formally adopt the child, the biological parent may be granted sole custody of the child, and the non-biological, or non-adoptive parent, may not have the right to seek custody or even visitation with the child. Thankfully, this area of law is rapidly evolving and our attorneys have been at the forefront, fighting for change.
Although, in several cases, we have been able to secure parenting for a non-biological, nonadoptive parent, as Steven Mandel says, “It is better to keep our clients out of trouble proactively than have to get them out of trouble.” That is why it is important to speak with an attorney both knowledgeable and experienced in this quickly evolving area of law.
Reaching a Child Custody and Visitation Agreement
In every child custody case, the best interests of the child are the focus. Therefore, everything possible must be done to help you maintain a close relationship with your child, even if your partnership or marriage dissolves. Child custody matters can be handled at any time — before, during or even after the relationship ends.
It is usually our preference to determine child custody and visitation issues through a negotiated resolution when at all possible. Mutually acceptable agreements made between two parents can be a vital part of maintaining amicable communication while co-parenting. However, when an acceptable agreement cannot be reached outside of the courtroom, our experienced team aims to be the best trial lawyers possible by being prepared to prove to the judge the best interests of your child would be served by ruling in your favor.
“If you want things to happen, you have to make them happen.” — Attorney Steven J. Mandel
Contact Us for a Consultation with an Experienced Child Custody Attorney for Same-Sex Couples
If you have questions or concerns regarding your child custody rights as an LGBTQ parent, contact us online, or by telephone locally at (646) 770-3868 to speak with an experienced LGBTQ lawyer who can offer you honest answers and straightforward advice during your consultation.
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To learn more about Gay and Lesbian Child Custody Rights in New York, contact us online or by calling locally at (646) 770-3868.