Katherine Ryan, Esq. earned a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law,... more
Katherine Ryan, Esq. earned a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law, currently ranked as a first tier, "Best Law School" by U.S. News, where she specialized in Family Law and Domestic Violence. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ryan graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a B.A. in English. Ms. Ryan is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a member... view profile
I was admitted to practice law in the Courts of the State of New York in 1999. In... more
I was admitted to practice law in the Courts of the State of New York in 1999. In 2000 I was admitted to practice in the the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. After working as an associatefor local law firms, in 2005 I opened my own practice.Thefocus of my practice is matrimonial, family law, and mediation. Give me a call if you would like to disc... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.