What should I know about mediation for child custody?

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Going through a divorce is a very emotional process to begin with, but even the mere idea of no longer being able to see your child every day can push a person over the edge. There are a lot of different situations where two parents both want full custody of the children but it is simply not going to happen. Many times, custody will be shared between two parents unless one parent has been deemed “unfit” by the court to have custody of the child and may instead be granted supervised visitations.

Child custody is often one of the most disputed topics during the divorce process and can quickly turn an uncontested divorce into a contested divorce. If your custody matter becomes contested, you may be required to go through mediation to resolve your matter. During the mediation process, you may want to discuss matters such as legal and physical custody of the child, whether the children will spend certain holidays and school vacations with one parent and not the other, and how the child will get from time with one parent to time with the other.

It is important that both parents work together to come up with a parenting plan that is not only suitable for the parents, but the children as well. It is important that the children have an opportunity to maintain a meaningful relationship with each parent despite the custody arrangement.

If you need assistance with a child custody matter, contact an experienced family law attorney today.

If you need strong legal representation regarding matters of divorce, family law, and estate law, contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to schedule a consultation today. 

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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