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Mother Rights Attorney - Suffolk County NYMothers play an extremely important role in raising their children. Frequently in divorce cases or in other instances where unmarried parents separate, mothers seek sole or residential custody of their children. In some cases, the father also seeks custody of the children and in those matters, litigation ensues between the mother and father regarding who should have custody of their children.

Custody is the most emotional and complex issue in any divorce or family court matter. The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Zimmer, Mathiesen & Associates are sensitive to the client’s needs during these emotional and complex custody matters and are able to walk you through every step of the process to ensure that you receive a favorable outcome.

Todd’s knowledge of the law, combined with his tough yet compassionate approach helped me through the most difficult time in my life - Linda R.

Child SupportIt was presumed until 1988 that the mother would receive custody of the children unless the father proved she was “unfit.” Unfit was defined by the courts as being addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, having a mental disability, being neglectful and abusive to the children, or being incapable of handling the responsibility of raising children.

Under current New York law, both fathers and mothers have equal rights to custody. Fathers often seek custody of their children and custody litigation is growing more common in both Supreme Court and Family Court. Due to this relatively new standard, it is more important than ever to make sure that your rights as a mother to your children are sufficiently protected.

In our current society, it is very common for women to work after they have children. This is especially true due to the high cost of living in New York, especially on Long Island where one income is rarely enough to support an entire family.

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In situations where both the mother and the father work full time, the issue of custody becomes more complex. In these instances, it is not as clear as it was in the past who is the primary care giver for the children. The attorney’s role in a custody dispute is to develop a sophisticated legal presentation to explain to the court why his or her client is the appropriate parent to receive custody. As this is such an important and sensitive matter, it is vital to have an aggressive, experienced attorney at Zimmer, Mathiesen and Associates to represent you in these custody proceedings.

The divorce attorneys at Zimmer, Mathiesen & Associates have more than thirty five years of experience of protecting the rights of mothers in divorce and family law matters. Our law office has vast experience in assisting mothers in situations regarding child custody, visitation, spousal maintenance, and child support and work hard to ensure that our client’s receive favorable outcomes.

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avvo-badgeAfter doing extensive research and my due diligence to find the right firm for me, Todd J Zimmer and Associates was 100% the right decision. I intially spoke with Todd who was sincere and sympathetic to my situation being I had a premature daughter and was heading into a custody battle. He said that his associate Stephanie Mathiesen would be representing me and assured me she is GREAT at what she does! I could write over and over praise for Stephanie, but for me the fact that my family and friends whom have stood by me during this difficult time have basically looked at Stephanie as a apart of my family instead of just being my lawyer. She has a passion and drive to do what is right for her clients, she has a amazing way of taking a hectic situation and pacifying it with out diminishing its seriousness. She has firey way about her and gets it DONE! She’s responds to all my emails and phone calls ASAP. All these stories and negative stigmas about attorneys are with out a doubt negated by Stephanie and the Zimmer Firm.

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avvo-badgeI can’t express enough how pleased I am with the services I received from Mr. Zimmer and his staff! This has by far been the most difficult period in my life. His caring demeanor and his professional staff made it so much more easier to deal with this awful period in my life. Mr. Zimmer was always there when I needed to speak with him. He took his time explaining the whole process step by step. He is such a hard worker and cares about his clients. He will fight for you and get you everything you deserve and more! I highly recommend Mr. Zimmer!

Carrie M.

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avvo-badgeWhen dealing with the many unexpected twists and turns of a divorce, you need a law firm that is able to explain it all to you. Todd Zimmer and his staff were ever ready to respond to my questions and concerns. Todd emailed me himself on several occasions after 1 in the morning just to make sure I understood the next step. He walked me through the process, helped me feel at ease, and ultimately got me everything I needed in my settlement. He has even been available to answer questions and assist me after my divorce was finalized.

Donna B.

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avvo-badgeI just finished my divorce case and wanted to write a well deserved review for my lawyer, Todd J. Zimmer and his exemplary staff. They are truly a unique law firm that was attentive to my every need and concern while my wife and I were going through such a difficult time. Their attention to the details of my case, and ensuring I was well looked after 24/7 was a true illustration of the dedication of Mr. Zimmer and his caring staff, who each were beyond wonderful. There are not enough good words that can describe the care and professionalism that Todd. J Zimmer and his staff provide. Thank you Todd, as well as the rest of your staff for assisting me during such a chaotic time in my life. You delivered on everything you promised me and kept me grounded throughout my case. I also appreciated that while you were tough, you showed my wife great care and respect. I told you when we first met that was important to me and you never forgot. Thank you for everything!

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