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Ithaca Child Custody Attorney


No one is more severely affected by a divorce than the children. They are innocent bystanders in a situation that will change their lives forever. It is essential that both parents, regardless of their relationship, understand that the best interest of their child will be a top priority for any judge or jury.

A knowledgeable Ithaca child custody lawyer can help you understand the complexities associated with child custody as you form a plan that will support the development and well-being of your children while giving you and your former spouse the opportunity to maintain a healthy, loving relationship with them.

Dedicated Visitation Lawyers Serving Ithaca, Cortland And Surrounding Areas


At Williamson, Clune & Stevens, we work with parents in Central, New York  who are prepared to work and collaborate on child custody as well as parents who are struggling to find an agreeable parenting plan. It is important to remember that the purpose of child custody is to help the children live their lives with as little unnecessary impact and stress as possible.

In New York, parents must negotiate both legal and physical custody. Legal custody refers to making decisions about the child's education, religion, schooling, daycare and more. Physical custody refers to where the child will spend his or her time. Visitation is granted to the parent who is not considered the primary caretaker. Most courts will strive to give both parents fair access to their children, as long as it serves the children's best interest.

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Please call Williamson, Clune & Stevens at 800-483-1824 or contact us online to speak with our attorneys regarding your legal needs.