Recently the law firm of
Riebling, Proto & Sachs, successfully restored
physical and legal custody to the mother of a six year old child. This complex custody litigation
was not easy but because of the excellent lawyering and a passionate mother,
custody rights were restored.
Our Client in the White Plains Family Court
The client, a mother in her mid-20's, had physical and legal custody
of her son since birth. She was assigned a public defender in the
Westchester County Family Court (White Plains) after the father petitioned for custody of the child. By
the middle of a trial the mother had lost all custody rights to the child
and access to the child. The father had a good lawyer and had total control
of the case and the child.
The client came to
our office in tears never expecting the case to have gone so badly and to lose all
rights to her child. The law office of Riebling, Proto & Sachs immediately
began an aggressive legal strategy to restore her parental rights. This
included all three law partners working to develop a sound legal plan
including a through interview of the client, the client's family and
a review of all records maintained by the Westchester County Family Court.
After speaking with the father's attorney, the attorney for the child
and speaking with the judge it was clear the mother, now our client, had
been given very bad legal advice by her prior attorney regarding how to
proceed in the Westchester County Family Court and in our opinion doing
Over the course of the next few months our office was able to first restore
limited access to the child for the mother and then extended access to
the child for the mother. Our office then recognized a weakness in the
father's case and without the need to even finish the trial we were
able to convince the judge that our client, the mother, should have full
custody restored. Our office continued to aggressively represent the mother
and when certain facts presented themselves further weakening the father's
case we took advantage of the situation to have the child returned to
the mother. At additional court appearances all of the father's access
to the child was denied and full custody was restored to the mother.
This was the result our client wanted, full custody of the six year old
child. She and the child were very happy.
Ultimately our office was able to resolve the case without the need for
a long and drawn out trial. The mother retained all of her physical custody
rights and the mother agreed to allow the father limited visitation with
At the law office of Riebling, Proto & Sachs we always aggressively
fight for our client's rights and their goals. This case is a great
example of the countless clients who walk into our office in an almost
impossible situation but our top custody lawyers are able to turn the
case around in our client's favor.
Top Westchester County Custody Lawyers
top custody lawyers always give good long lasting advice and never tell clients "what
they want to hear" because that is just bad lawyering and will always
end up with a bad result for the client in the end. Our custody lawyers
go above and beyond in every case and remain available to discuss issues
as they arise months or even years after the case is over.
Once you are a client of the law firm you are always a client of the law firm.
Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP
At the law firm of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP our only goal is to
protect our client's rights, interests and obtain their goals. We
are passionate about all of our client's matters and provide vigorous
representation centered on sound legal advice.
If you or a loved one has a custody dispute or any family court matter
in Westchester or the surrounding counties call our office for a FREE
initial consultation. We will take the time to discuss you case, your
options and how we can help. Call (914) 946-4808 or send us an e-mail.