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The BEST LAWYER ANYONE COULD ASK FOR!!! Todd changed our lives! He’s not JUST a lawyer representing us for a case. Todd and his office have become Family. When we entered his office in August of 2022, we entered with such anxiety, uncertainty, and so much stress. Honestly we were very lost. My husband and I felt alone. How could a lawyer who didn’t know us, know our family, know our background represents us, When this could change our lives for the next 5-7years that my husband was facing in Federal jail. By the time our free consultation was over with Todd, we left his office at ease. All our questions were answered and we had a sense of relief.

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Queens Child Visitation Lawyers

Navigating the complexities of child custody and visitation in Queens Family Court can be a daunting task, especially during a divorce. However, it is essential for parents to understand their legal rights and the factors that come into play when determining the best interests of a child.

At the heart of child custody and visitation in New York is the best interest of a child standard. This standard requires the court to closely examine the unique facts and circumstances of each case, including the emotional, physical, and mental health of the parties, as well as the living situations of both parents and the parent who historically provided primary care for the child.

But even when parents reach an agreement on their own, the best interests of the child standard still applies. Unfortunately, children are all too often used as pawns in the midst of a divorce, leading to decisions that do not truly serve their best interests.

With the focus shifting towards parenting time, rather than mere visitation, it is crucial for noncustodial parents to have a meaningful and ongoing relationship with their child. However, enforcing visitation orders can be a challenge, and when one parent fails to follow the terms of an existing order, the other parent can seek judicial intervention.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

In certain cases, the court may order supervised visitation for the noncustodial parent, such as when the parent is recovering from substance abuse or addiction. This supervision can be provided by a court-appointed supervisor or a designated family member.

If you are facing child custody and visitation issues in Queens Family Court, it’s important to consult with a qualified child visitation attorney. Many offer initial consultations at no charge, so take the first step in protecting your rights and the best interests of your child.

Understanding Your Legal Rights with Queens Child Visitation Lawyers
If you are heading towards Queens Family Court for a divorce case, and you have children, child custody and visitation are likely to be major issues in your case. Consequently, it is important that you understand the basics of the law associated wit issues like child visitation.

Child Visitation in New York
A number of factors come into play when considering issues pertaining to child custody and visitation in New York. First and foremost, when it comes to addressing child custody and visitation in New York, a court must utilize the best interests of a child standard.

The best interest of a child standard requires the Queens Family Court to close examine the unique facts and circumstances of a case when making determinations regarding child custody and visitation. These factors can include the overall emotional, physical, and mental health of the parties. The court is also likely to consider which parent historically provided primary care for a child. In addition, the court may examine the living situation of the parents. In other words, the court will examine the living situation of both the residence where the child primarily will live as well as the residence where visitation will be exercised.
Even if the parents reach an agreement regarding custody and visitation, the best interests of a child standard still comes into play. While there is a presumption that parents make decisions in the best interests of a child, that is not always the case. In the heat of a moment in the midst of a divorce case, parents may make decisions that really do not serve the best interests of a child or children. For example, time and again children are used as something like pawns in their parents’ divorce case.

Parenting Time in the 21st Century
In considering visitation in New York, the focus is on the concept of parenting time. Parenting time is a movement away from the terminology and concept of visitation. Children and noncustodial parents should not be relegated to being mere visitors in each other’s lives.

Enforcing Visitation Order
Unfortunately, with shocking regularity, visitation orders in Queens and elsewhere in New York are not followed. One parent or another violates terms of an outstanding visitation order.

When it this happen, a parent can return to court to obtain an order to enforce a visitation order. For example, if the custodial
parent fails to make the child available for visitation, the noncustodial parent can seek judicial intervention.

On the other hand, if the noncustodial parent fails to return a child at the proper time, according to the visitation schedule, the custodial parent can go to court. If a parent continues to violate the visitation order, a judge can impose serious sanctions. A court can change custody of a minor child if the custodial parent persistently interferes with visitation. A court can limit or suspend visitation if the noncustodial parent fails to follow the parameters of a visitation order.

Supervised Visitation
There can be limited circumstances in which a court might order supervised visitation in a divorce or paternity case. For example, if the noncustodial parent is recovering from the abuse or addiction to mind altering substances, supervised visitation may be required by the court for a period of time. Supervision can be provided in a number of different ways. A court appointed supervisor can be used. In the alternative, a family member can be designated to supervise.

Begin the process of retaining a lawyer by scheduling an initial consultation. There typically is no charge for an initial consultation with a Queens child visitation attorney.

Queens Child Visitation Lawyers

If you and your family are on the road to Queens Family Court for a divorce case involving any minor children, it is important that you have a firm grasp of the legal rights associated with issues such as child custody and visitation. In New York, matters pertaining to child custody and visitation must align with what is known as the best interests of a child standard, meaning that all particulars of the situation must be considered. This includes the physical, emotional, and mental health of both parties, which parent has typically borne primary care for the child, and the living arrangements of the parents involved. Even if the parents have agreed upon a visitation schedule of their own accord, the court‘s standard still applies. It is also noteworthy that today‘s approach to addressing visitation in New York is guided by the concept of parenting time rather than simply visiting. Noncustodial parents should not simply be invited as visitors to their child‘s life; they should be a meaningful and responsible part of it. Unfortunately, it is increasingly common for visitation orders to not only be disregarded, but outright violated. When this happens, the appropriate recourse may be to seek the intervention of the court. Depending on the seriousness of the breach of order, it may result in changes to the custody arrangement or sanctions like the limitation or suspension of visitation period. Supervised visitation might also be required in limited circumstances, for instance if the noncustodial parent is undergoing recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. The act of supervision could be delegated to either a courtappointed supervisor or a family member. If you would like to ensure that the legal rights of your minors and yourself are upheld, don‘t hesitate to book an initial consultation with a Queens child visitation lawyer, which typically comes free of charge. With the help of a qualified legal representative, you can rest assured that your rights will be fairly weighed and respected in the courtroom.

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