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Custody and Parenting Plans

New York Family Lawyer Ensures that Clients’ Parenting Plans and Custody Needs are Met

Divorce can be a difficult experience, especially when children are concerned. Parenting Plans are preferred in the State of New York for divorcing couples with children; this is the way custody and visitation are most easily determined so that both parents are able to remain in contact with their children in a way that works for them. Dealing with custody is often the most contentious part of any divorce: for many parents, whether or not they will have enough time with their child is paramount.

The laws surrounding custody and parenting plans require that the parents have come to an agreement about how they will both share the responsibilities of the daily tasks that come with raising their children by creating a parenting plan. In order for that to happen in the way that serves your needs as a parent, you will need an experienced law firm to help you determine custody and design a parenting plan. Serving Westchester County, the Bronx, and Metropolitan New York, Attorney Mark F. Bernstein of Siriano and Bernstein has extensive experience helping families get through this hard time and make parenting plans that work for everyone: let him help you, too.


Making the right decision for your child now will impact that child’s future. The Bronx child custody lawyer Mark F. Bernstein of Siriano and Bernstein works tirelessly to make the issue of determining child custody easier on the entire family. The sooner these issues are dealt with properly, the sooner you and your family can move forward, and the stronger your child’s emotional health will be.

Attorney Bernstein of Siriano and Bernstein does everything in his power to make the custody determination process as stress-free as possible. His experience in assisting clients with custody arrangements involves strategies and proper preparation to ensure that the court looks favorably on your request for custody. He throughly prepares you so that your testimony will be effective. He can help families in all types of custody determinations, which can include joint-custody arrangements. He helps create visitation schedules, and he can help with the determination of child support arrangements.

In dealing with the matter of child custody in the state of New York, the Court determines custody based on what it believes to be the best interests of the children. This takes into account such factors as each parent’s financial status and physical health, the child’s physical health and needs, and other basic components on raising a child well until that child turns 18. Attorney Bernstein prepares you thoroughly for this part of the court proceedings, working with you to make sure that you give the testimony and information that will get your needs as a parent met. Because determining custody can be extremely painful and potentially heartbreaking, it is crucial to have skilled and experienced New York attorney Mark F. Bernstein of Siriano and Bernstein on your side to make sure that you have the amount of time with your child you feel you deserve.

Making a Parenting Plan

When you and your spouse begin to create a Parenting Plan, one that determines custody, or the amount of time that you both will be spending with your child, it is crucial to work with an experienced family law attorney that can help you navigate the complicated process as amicably as possible. Attorney Mark F. Bernstein’s experience will guide you through the process of coming up with terms that are agreeable to you and your spouse during the often contentious divorce proceedings. He works tirelessly with you to meet your legal needs, and reach your goals.

When determining the parenting plan, the court must consider the proven capacity of each parent to be part of a nurturing relationship with the child, how well they will be able to stick to a parenting schedule, and whether they will be reasonable when any adjustments in schedule are required. Having a family lawyer like Mark F. Bernstein of Siriano and Bernstein, with a reputation of successes in creating sustainable parenting plans, is an asset in ensuring that the case will go well.

Call Attorney Mark F. Bernstein Today

Work with the experienced and compassionate Westchester and NYC parenting plan attorney Mark F. Bernstein at Siriano and Bernstein to make sure the custody and parenting plan process is smooth and efficient. Contact him today at 718-823-2600.

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3867 East Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10465
Phone: 718-823-2600
Fax: 718-823-3488


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399 Knollwood Rd. Suite 301
White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: 914-592-5000
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Briarcliff, NY 10510
Phone: 914-941-2800
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