Custody Issues for Non-Married Couples

New York Custody Issues for Unmarried Couples

There is perhaps no more contentious area of New York family law than child custody. When custody and child support issues involve non-married couples, the law is often murky, leaving parties on both sides frustrated and confused about how to resolve the issue fairly and in the child’s best interests.

Saugerties, New York, Father’s Rights Lawyer

I am Saugerties child custody lawyer Jonathan D. Katz. With more than 25 years of New York family law experience behind me, I have seen the courts in Orange County, Dutchess County and communities throughout the Hudson Valley take a dramatic shift. As local community values change, judges and social services professionals take different perspectives. Today, custody decisions regarding non-married parents are likely to be completely contrary to decisions made in the same courtroom just 10 years ago.

Work to Resolve Tough Issues Without Costly Litigation

In most cases involving non-married parents and custody, there is usually a middle ground that can be reached through skillful, resourceful negotiations. When it comes to custody matters, judges expect parties to do everything possible to alleviate animosity and work toward a reasonable solution. My law firm has earned respect among legal and social service professionals, and judges know that I put the child’s welfare first.

Learn More About Family Law for Unmarried Couples

If you are an unmarried parent involved in a child custody dispute, I am ready to help. I provide advocacy for clients involved in all types of custody matters, including:

Dutchess County and Orange County Family Law Attorney for Non-Married Couples

From my offices in Saugerties, I provide legal counsel and representation for clients involved in custody matters in communities throughout the Hudson Valley and the Catskills region. Contact us calling (845) 834-4747 (toll free (866) 614-8872 from the U.S.) or fill out the online contact form to schedule your consultation with Jonathan D. Katz.

Client Reviews
I was living a nightmare of being falsely accused in a judicial system that considers all fathers to be dead beat dads until proven innocent. Living out of state and facing the possibility of jail, I miraculously found Jon’s website and called his office. Within a week the tables were turned, the lies were exposed, and the harassment was stopped. If you need someone that will challenge the system, then you need Jonathan Katz. Greg Weaver
Jon’s integrity towards his clients is what makes him a standout attorney. He makes it a priority to know what's important to you. You’re not just a number. He is upfront with you right from the start. He will not string you along just for his financial benefit. He is only willing to settle the case if that's truly what you want. Anytime I called him I received a call back from him that day. Not someone else in the office. He is an attorney that has a passion for what's important to his clients. John Morrissey
Being a single mom, I had enough stress in my life. I had no idea how to go about protecting myself. My daughters were my priority. Jon walked me through the process. He turned a difficult time into a workable solution. Diane Chiriani
Jon thinks well, works to be clear and honest. He works to get to a strong argument. He seems to have a good working relationship with everybody at the courthouse. I get the feeling he has no trouble thinking like a judge. He is friendly and courteous. He doesn't overbill. He takes and returns calls promptly. His legal staff is friendly and competent. What's not to like? Rick S.
I liked that there was always transparency throughout my case. Genevieve H.