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Child Custody: Visitation, Parenting Time

Child Custody-- the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child, such as the right of the parent to make decisions for the child, and the parent's duty to care for the child.”

There are many different forms of child custody, including sole custody, joint custody, and shared parenting. No parent wants to “share” their child, or potentially miss out on fun times, academic achievements, or other accomplishments. Not only do you have to decide where the child will reside, but who makes the decisions for him or her and how those decisions will be made will need to be determined as well. There are several variations to the different custodies mentioned, and a decision might prove to be difficult based on the complexities of the divorce, and the cooperation, or lack of, between you and your spouse. Our expert attorneys are here to support you as you deal with the many challenges of these complex child custody issues.

Child custody proceedings can be very tense and difficult. A clear path is not always visible, and tempers tend to flare. In some cases, a Law Guardian may be appointed by the court to represent the best interest of your child. It is the job of the Law Guardian to communicate with all parties involved and make a recommendation to the court regarding custody and visitation. The Law Guardian is the advocate for your child, just as we are the advocate for you.

Legal matters within a divorce that involve child custody issues can make a case more challenging, as well as emotionally taxing and stressful. At the Law Offices of Russell I. Marnell, P.C. our dedicated team of experienced lawyers can help you achieve the best possible custody arrangement for you and your child.

We understand that when shared custody, visitation times, and the possible inability to make a quick decision regarding your child gets thrown in the mix, parenting can become much more frustrating, and it can make coming to terms with divorce more difficult. That is why our attorneys are always focused on the outcome that is best for you. Our firm believes in working 1:1 with clients to ensure successful management of the entire process, with direct client support from start to finish. Our unique cross-industry expertise, not only within business and law, but finance as well helps insure that all angles of custody are managed to your benefit.

With combined internal bench strength and thorough preparation, our firm has successfully litigated more than 200 trials involving complex custody, equitable distribution, and child support and maintenance issues.

Whatever it takes” is how we deliver results. We work and strive for agreements, compromise and settlements, but we stand equipped, prepared and ready for trial litigation to challenge and insure that your rights and the rights of your child are fully protected and that you are awarded all that you deserve from your case.

To learn more about how Marnell Law Group is uniquely qualified please read our Firm Overview and Attorney Profiles. 

Why Our Law Office?

As no two people are alike, neither are any two families, or legal matters involving family situations

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Memberships and Affilations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers • Associate Editor, Nassau Lawyer • Attorney/Accountant Networking Group (AANG) • Attorney Round Table (ART) • California Bar Association • East Meadow Chamber of Commerce • Florida Bar Association • Florida Bar Family Law Section • Huntington Lawyers Club • Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County • Melville Chamber of Commerce • Nassau County Bar Association • Nassau County Bar Child Custody Sub-Committee - Past Chairperson • Nassau County Bar Matrimonial Committee • Nassau County Bar Speaker Panel • Nassau County Bar Association Board of Directors • Nevada Bar Association • New York Family Law American Inn of Court • New York State Bar Association • New York State Bar Association Family Law Legislative Sub-Committee • New York State Bar Family Law Section • Past Member - Board of Directors - Bellmore Chamber of Commerce • Past President - Kiwanis Club of the Bellmores • Pulse Magazine's Top Legal Eagles • St. Anthony's Fathers Guild • Suffolk County Bar Association • Suffolk County Bar Matrimonial Committee

Russell I. Marnell, P.C.
Locations

East Meadow Office
90 Merrick Avenue, Suite 400
East Meadow, NY 11554

Smithtown Office
180 East Main Street, Suite 308
Smithtown, NY 11787

Please direct all inquiries to the East Meadow office

Phone

516-542-9000

THE DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS OF THE LAW OFFICE OF RUSSELL I. MARNELL, P.C. CONCENTRATE THEIR PRACTICE IN COMPLEX DIVORCE, CUSTODY AND ALL AREAS OF FAMILY LAW THROUGHOUT NASSAU COUNTY, SUFFOLK COUNTY AND THE LONG ISLAND , NEW YORK METRO, QUEENS, WESTCHESTER,
MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN.