DePrima Law
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Compassionate & Experienced

Custody Lawyer

At DePrima Law, we know that there is nothing more important than preserving the relationships you have built with your children.

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Buffalo Child Custody Attorney

Our Mission Is to Protect What Matters Most: (716) 638-2633

Going through divorce is stressful enough and, when children are involved, the process can become especially complicated. At DePrima Law, our team genuinely cares about providing clients with the guidance they need to work through their child custody case as favorably as possible. Highly skilled in both negotiation and litigation, we are prepared to represent you if your case must be handled in the courtroom. Whether you and your former spouse are able to establish the terms of your child custody arrangement amicably, or your situation must be handled in front of a judge, you can be confident that your case will be in highly qualified hands when you turn to our firm for assistance.

How Is Custody Determined?

First and foremost, determining who will get custody is based on the best interests of the child. However, what is in the best interests of the child actually depends on a number of factors.

  • Environment
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Health of All Parties
  • Health & Developmental Adjustments
  • Child’s Living Pattern
  • Child’s Preference

You May Be Wondering...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Questions

  • Is custody granted to only one parent?

    Answer

    Not always. It is actually common for courts to grant at least partial custody to both parents—also known as joint custody. While joint physical custody refers to the child spending a substantial amount of time with each parent, joint legal custody refers to the parents determining important decisions together, such as those involving medical, educational and religious matters.

  • Will I have to take my case to court?

    Answer

    It is not uncommon for a child custody case to need to be taken to court. When you work with our firm, we will try to help you reach an amicable resolution; however, this is not always possible. If you are unable to resolve your case peacefully, we are prepared to represent you in court, where we will ensure your rights and your child’s interests are protected.

  • Can anyone other than a parent obtain custody?

    Answer

    In some situations, parties other than the child’s parents may wish to obtain custody, such as grandparents, an aunt, uncle, or family friend. This may be referred to as non-parental or third-party custody, and is often closely related to obtaining guardianship the child.

  • Why do I need an attorney?

    Answer

    The family law system can be complicated, and child custody processes can be personal and emotional. You need a lawyer who will guide you through the family law system, ensure your process goes as smoothly as possible, and help you reach a solution that is tailored to meet you and your child’s unique needs.

  • DePrima Law

    A Devoted Family Law Advocate for Nearly Two Decades

    When dealing with legal matters pertaining to your family, from divorce and child custody to spousal maintenance and property division proceedings, DePrima Law is here to provide you with the trusted advocacy you need. With over 13 years of experience, thousands of cases have successfully been handled by Attorney Gina DePrima. Her commitment to getting matters resolved promptly and peacefully have set clients and their families on the path towards a peaceful future. Trust our leading attorney to provide you with the legal insight needed to make wise decisions for your case.

How We've Impacted Clients

With Our Unique Approach

  • “Gina really cares about her clients. She was always there by my side throughout my divorce. ”

    Adeline

  • “Gina was a great help when I needed her during a joint custody battle. ”

    Victoria

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