Your Children Are Our Top Priority
For couples with children, the issue of child custody is the focal point of a divorce. There is nothing more important than making sure that children have their physical and emotional needs met, even after their parents are no longer together. Any child custody arrangement must place the best interest of children at the forefront, while respecting the crucial role that both parents play in their development.
At Hobika Law Firm, we are strong advocates for children and parents. We will take the time to learn about your child’s unique needs and provide you with a realistic expectation about the potential outcomes of your child custody case.
Our firm has been resolving child custody issues in Utica, New York, and surrounding communities for more than 50 years. We are a trusted name in the region and have earned the respect of our colleagues in the legal system.
When you choose our attorneys to handle your child custody matter, you can rest assured that we are equipped to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your child. In most cases, this will involve parents sharing legal custody of their children. Legal custody refers to the right to make decisions about a child’s upbringing, including decisions on religious instruction, education and extracurricular activities.
The other issue to be decided is physical custody, which refers to where the child lives. In most cases, parents will share physical custody. The physical custody arrangement can have an impact on child support, so you can rely on us to make sure that all potential implications of any proposed custody arrangement are vetted so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.
Any custody settlement must be in the best interest of the child. Within that parameter, parents are free to work together to find a solution that works for everyone. This is preferable to litigation whenever possible, because solutions reached by those involved are often more durable than decisions handed down by a judge.