Making A Child Custody Agreement Outside Of Court
Some parents choose to avoid the stress and costs of family litigation by collaborating to form a child custody agreement. In many cases, an out-of-court negotiation process can allow parents to choose the arrangement that best suits them and the child.
Once a New York court formalizes a custody order, however, each party must obey its terms or seek child custody modifications through a separate process. Therefore, it is critical to make sure you have thoughtful family law counsel when drafting your agreement.
Adria S. Hillman, Attorney at Law, P.C., understands how personal custody issues can be, and our experienced attorneys can help you create a fair, functional custody agreement.
Create A Custody Agreement That Benefits Your Child
With collaboration, your options include joint custody, voluntary sole custody with or without visitation or a combination involving legal custody and physical custody. Although it is important to consider your own needs and wishes, it is also important to approach the issue with your child’s interests in mind.
The most practical arrangement for your child could depend on several factors, including:
- The age of the child
- The child’s relationship with each parent
- The parents’ careers and work hours
We know that a strong custody agreement can protect the child from harm or stress and allow them to flourish, and we are committed to helping parents through this process.
Getting Approval For Your Agreement
Although you do not need to be in the courtroom when making critical custody decisions, the court still must approve your agreement. Once you have drafted the terms of the custody agreement and both parents are ready to move forward, our family law attorneys can guide you through the next steps.
Seek Counsel For Your Child Custody Agreement
Speak with a knowledgeable child custody lawyer at Adria S. Hillman, Attorney at Law, P.C., before signing an agreement. We are eager to help you. Call our Manhattan firm at 646-960-8711 or email us to schedule your consultation.