Child Custody Lawyers in White Plains New York and  Mississauga, Canada

A child custody lawyer can explain state/provincial child custody laws to clients, as they pertain to both parents’ legal responsibility to the children. Battles involving child custody are best addressed with an experienced attorney, because the outcomes can be devastating for families. Custody issues are resolved by addressing physical custody, timesharing, visitation, and household stability matters and how they correlate to necessary financial and emotional support.

  • Physical custody – custody that is in the best interests of the child, considering a multitude of factors such as age, parental preference, mental and physical health of parents, child’s community, school, and home environment; parental history of violence; relationship with child and moral standing.
  • Visitation – a parent not granted custody, or joint custody of a child is entitled to reasonable visitation. Some states/provinces have timesharing requirements versus custody per se.
  • Family violence impact – in cases involving a history of family violence, or domestic abuse, including sexual abuse, a court may determine an award of custody, or visitation in accordance with state/provincial laws regarding family violence.
  • Parental education – some states/provinces require parental education before a divorce action can be finalized and an experienced child custody attorney can assist with this requirement.

Call The Bobb Law Firm PLLC today to speak with one of our White Plains Custody Lawyers.


Divorce takes a heavy toll on families, especially children who have to split their time between two households. It is usually best to make a comprehensive time-sharing agreement that is agreed upon by both parents and file it with the court. If one parent is not adhering to the agreed-upon plan, it may be best to hire a child custody attorney who can file a formal order to request changes for custody.

Parental time-sharing

Some states/provinces prefer to address child custody in terms of parental time-sharing agreements, where one parent may have sole parental responsibility, or where one parent may have more parenting time with a child. Physical custody refers to the parent who establishes a home for the child. A custodial parent is the one who cares for, controls events in a minor child’s life while maintaining the necessities of daily living. A non-custodial parent is one that financially supports a child but has an agreed upon schedule called “time-sharing” where they are able to spend time with the child based on a predetermined schedule with the other parent. In certain cases, if a parent is a threat to the child, custodial rights can be taken away, based on court decisions after hearings and reviews are concluded. Sole custody is when a parent has full custody of a child with the financial support of the other parent and they make all decisions regarding the minor child.

Child Custody Modifications

The Bobb Law Firm PLLC can be instrumental in child custody modifications when one parent needs changes to custody, and the other disagrees. It may be necessary to hire a child custody attorney to effectuate the changes with court approval, because any timesharing agreement, or custody modification has no legal effect unless ordered by the presiding court judge.

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