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Child Custody

New York Child Custody Attorney

Serving & Protecting NYC Families for Over 35 Years

If you’ve decided to divorce, you may have concerns about the well-being of your children. After all, child custody tends to be one of the most difficult aspects of divorce. As a parent, you want to make sure your child’s best interests are protected—even if you and the other parent don’t see eye to eye. This is why it’s important to hire the right child custody lawyer for your case.

For the past 35 years, Lois M. Brenner, Esq. and her dedicated team have worked to protect the rights and best interests of New York City families. As a highly skilled divorce strategist, litigator and mediator, Lois Brenner uses her decades of experience along with her medical degree specializing in personality traits to develop effective legal strategies and obtain better results for the families she represents.

If you would like to discuss your options with our child custody lawyer, please do not hesitate to schedule a confidential consultation. Call us at (646) 663-4546 to get started.

Understanding the “Best Interests” Standard in Child Custody Cases

In New York, custody refers to a parent’s right to make decisions for their child – not where the child will spend time.

When making this decision, the court will consider a number of different factors, including:

  • The age and maturity of each child
  • A child’s desires – depending on their age
  • The atmosphere in the home
  • Keeping the children (siblings) together
  • The quality of parental guidance and mental health

Courts may also bring in a psychiatrist to interview all of the family members and make recommendations. We can help you avoid custody battles.

Call Now to Schedule Your Consultation with Lois Brenner

Having handled complex child custody cases for over 35 years, our firm understands the delicacy of your situation. No parent is perfect, and no custody case is easy, which is why you should have an experienced legal advocate by your side. Backed by decades of experience, our firm has the skill, knowledge, and legal acumen to address your child custody issues with the expertise and diligence they require.

Contact Lois M. Brenner, Esq. today to discuss your case with a New York child custody attorney.

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    “First, you were so easy to talk to and second, you really know what you are doing!”
    - Sharon
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    Lois is a “Rock Star” I was very worried about my daughter who was in a really bad marriage. I started researching divorce attorneys and found Lois Brenner. I called her, discussed my daughter’s horrible marriage and she agreed to meet with us. Since my daughter’s husband wanted out of the marriage too (he was cheating), Lois suggested she help them dissolve their marriage in mediation. To my surprise it worked out. Lois was able to keep my daughter and husband from fighting during their sessions, and she helped them resolve all their financial issues. Since I was paying the fees to help my daughter, not having to go to court saved us a great deal of money. As a father, I am truly grateful for everything Lois did. Her talks with me in the beginning of the process, to calm me down, really helped. I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of divorce.
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