Paul M. Melocowsky is a founder of Melocowsky and Melocowsky. He handles all aspects of litigation including criminal matters, divorce and custody, and personal injury claims. Prior to becoming a partner at Melocowsky and Melocowsky in 1997, h...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation
I became an attorney as the logical next step in my lifelong dedication to advocating for others. During the years preceding my legal career, I learned to appreciate individual differences and to understand that behavior must be viewed within the...
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Alimony, Child Support, Mediation
Review: “Atty Schaffer was very helpful, thorough and professional. Matters were clearly explained and the situation benefited greatly from his knowledgable input and calm manner. I would highly recommend him.”
Practice areas & skills: Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Support, Alimony
Get the legal help you need at a fixed price. No hidden fees or long-term commitment.
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.