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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


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Child Custody 

Child custody is one of the most important areas of family law in New York. For most parents, what’s best for their kids is the standard by which decisions must be made.  Unfortunately, that altruistic desire notwithstanding, the legal system tends to be confusing and intimidating. Parents are generally ill equipped to represent themselves and their children before a judge. Our New York child custody attorneys can effectively represent you.

Joint Custody: Defined

The term “joint custody” can be defined as a custodial arrangement in which both parents participate in the raising of their minor child or children. In the New York Family Court system, a joint custody arrangement is often contrasted against a sole custody scenario. When a parent has sole custody, only that parent performs the duties of the primary parenting role in the upbringing of the children.

Joint Custody: No Presumption by Law

No child custody case in the New York Family Court begins under any assumption that joint custody the best option for children. Your interests would be best served with the help of a New York City custody lawyer to properly file your custody petition. The burden will be on you to showto the court the reason that you believe it’s in the best interests of the child to have a joint custody arrangment.

In fact, disagreements in the marriage don’t need to stop a qualified parent from having joint custody. The most important thing is not that the parents get along. What is critical is whether they can reasonably work together for the good of their kids.

 Family Court Standard “Best Interests of the Child”

In custody cases, when a court hands down decisions, they arrive at those decisions based on what they perceive is “the best interests of the child”. The court takes several factors into account.  Who’s been the primary caregiver for the child up until the time of the proceeding is a main consideration. The judge begins with where the child lives at present, where they attend school and which parent is most capable of giving them shelter and consistency. Additionally, a judge will assess the parenting skills of each parent. The question of either parent’s history of domestic violence must weigh heavily in the outcome.  All detail, down to a parent’s work schedule, can come under scrutiny in making custody decisions.

In the vast majority of custody cases, judges award at least some parenting time to both of the parents. The objective of the court is for children to have an opportunity to build a strong relationship with both of their parents in whatever arrangement works best for the child’s health and safety. No two cases are the same.  Because of this fact, it’s very important to be meticulous in preparing your case for the court’s consideration.

Best Advice for Success in Child Custody Cases

#1: Hire an attorney that focuses on the custody arrangment you prefer

The attorney you work with will be the most important part of getting custody. The sad reality is that divorce law and parental law are among the most treacherous cases. They have the potential to be greatly adversarial.  You need a New York Child Custody attorney that works hard to foster agreements instead of getting you tied up in bitter court proceedings. Settling the case as quickly and amicably as possible is less expensive and traumatic for you and probably better for your child.

#2: Put your best foot forward: Establish a good rapport with your ex-spouse

Regardless of what may happen during the course of your legal matter, it is crucial that you reach out to your ex and have a friendly discussion about how you two will co-parent your children together at this juncture. It might surprise you how much goodwill can be nurtured through open discussion. When you establish this rapport, you and your ex-spouse will accomplish a lot of this work outside of antagonistic court battles.  You can instead collaborate to do what is best for each other and your little ones. Your child custody and visitation attorney can also be there to help you out in mediation.

#3: Be sure to educate yourself about the legislation and the details of your case while it is all unfolding

The responsibility of knowing what the New York custody laws say when going through your case is yours. That way, you will be well aware of the custody and visitation rights and you will what you need to do to file a petition to change any current arrangements. Maintain open lines of communication with your lawyer also.  One of their responsibilities is to answer any questions that that might come up during the process at any time.

What possible outcomes can I expect?

More often than not, both parents are awarded significant amounts of parenting time with their children. Even if you were not awarded with joint custody, the chances are great that you will still have significant time with your little ones.  In extreme cases where deep concerns about one parent are evident, that parent might have parenting time only under limited conditions.  This could be, for example, an order not to consume alcohol or substances. That parent may even have supervised visitation if the court feels that it’s best for the children’s safety.

Visitation of a Child in a New York Family Court: Who is Eligible?

Generally speaking, visitation rights are reserved for members of the immediate family of the child or children in question.  The term “immediate family” encompasses the parents, the child’s siblings and half-siblings, and their grandparents.  Family Court judges have the authority to rule as to whether visitation with the party petitioning is in the best interest of the child. A child’s parents have the legal right to be allowed frequent and meaningful visitation with them, unless it can be demonstrated in family court that such visits would somehow be detrimental to the child.

Contact a qualified New York Child Custody lawyer today.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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