When children are involved, steps need to be taken to protect them not only during the time of the divorce, but throughout their life. At times, couples can easily agree on who will have custody of the children and who will make important decisions in their lives. When a couple is not able to agree on something they are both happy with, the decision will be made by the court. The decision will have two facets. First, the court will decide on joint legal custody. This refers to each party being involved in major decisions that affect the children. This will likely include where they go to school, the type of religious training they receive, and healthcare decisions. It may also involve extracurricular activities and the rules children have to abide by as they grow up. The court will also decide on joint physical custody. This refers to how much time each parent will spend with their children. Some parents will have the time divided equally, while other arrangements may be made based on where each parent lives and other factors.
Besides helping his clients look at child custody factors, Ross Abelow will also help clients divide assets and debt. This is usually a large part of divorce, and it can easily become a huge source of contention. Ross Abelow has years of experience helping individuals who have faced a wide variety of family law situations. He is ready to use that experience as well as his knowledge of state laws to help his clients. He graduated from the University of New York at Albany.