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Child Custody

Child Custody

Your children’s best interests

Divorce doesn’t just affect the couple in question; children, when present, are rarely left unscathed. Child custody has the potential to be the most painful legal process for parents and children alike. You and your spouse may be at odds about where your child should live, how much time they should spend with each parent, and/or how they should be raised. To ensure your relationship with your kids and their other parent stays as healthy as possible, you can’t work with just any lawyer– you need one with unrivaled experience and unbounded empathy. As a divorcé and a father of two children, I understand the strife that child custody can entail. At Mark Weaver Law, I advocate for your rights to raise your child in a safe, supportive environment. I am committed to protecting your child’s best interests while upholding your parental bond.


Despite the nature of separation, it is important for the wellbeing of their children that parents maintain a cordial relationship. Mediating is one proven step toward establishing such cordiality. Living through the process of divorce is a very turbulent experience for children, and mediation, when performed by a skilled professional, can take significant stress out of conflicts; important choices regarding child rearing are put in the hands of the parents, rather than the court. While there may not be much a separating couple agrees upon, the stability of their children is often a uniting factor that allows them to set hostility aside and focus on decision-making. As a skilled negotiator, I offer mediation services for couples seeking amicable solutions.

Litigation in family court

When a child’s safety and wellbeing is put at risk, a lawsuit is often the most appropriate route to take. Litigation is a necessary step in situations where one parent poses any kind of danger to a child. Mark Weaver Law offers legal representation for families in such cases. My clients feel confident that their children are protected and their rights are secured. Litigation matters in which I represent clients include:

  • Primary and joint custody arrangements
  • Visitation rights
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Modification of custody and visitation orders
  • Enforcement of orders
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Decisions related to religion, education and upbringing of the child

The uncertainty of litigation can be stressful for parents and children alike. As your committed representative, I am prepared to address all of your concerns and those of your family in cases involving the custody of your children.

Contact Mark to discuss your case

Mark Weaver Law represents New York clients in child custody matters. To schedule an appointment, call Mark at (646) 331-3686.

Due to the pandemic, all consultations are being conducted virtually, via Zoom, Google Meet, or Jitsi, until further notice.

If you are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19, please inquire about a discount.