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   CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS

What Is It?

A child custody proceeding is any Family Court or Supreme Court proceeding where the residence of a child is at issue. The State or County, a parent, blood relative or non-relative may be a party to a custody proceeding and have an interest in the outcome. Court jurisdiction over custody issues is governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.

Who Needs Representation?

Any person seeking Court ordered custody of a child, or seeking to prevent another person or representative of the state from taking custody of a child. Litigation is often the result of a parent, relative or state or county government asserting that it is physically or emotionally dangerous for the child to remain in the custody of the person who then has custody, or that it is in the best interest of the child to be in someone else’s care, or that visitation with the child should be extended or denied to someone.

Services Provided

Legal counsel and advocacy at all stages of custody related proceedings including trials. Contacts and coordination with other support services and counseling resources.

 
 
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