Child custody disputes can be some of the most difficult legal issues that New York residents will ever face. Indeed, most people hardly ever get involved in the legal system at all, so a child custody issue may be their one and only exposure to a court case. And, of course, if the child custody issue arises in the context of a divorce case, it is just one of several complicated family law issues that need to be addressed.
Navigating through complex child custody issues
Navigating complex child custody issues can be challenging, but with the right approach it may be possible for all involved to keep their eyes on the same goal that a family law judge will focus upon: the best interests of the child. Most parents want what is best for their children, but the difficulty is that sometimes parents simply don’t agree on what that is.
There are many factors that will come up in determining the ultimate child custody arrangement, and the factors can differ by the case. For example, any history of abuse or neglect will certainly be relevant, but so will factors such as the child’s desires, if the child is old enough. The unique relationships with each parent will play a role, as will attempts to keep the child’s routines and schedules as stable as possible.
Pressing your rights in a child custody dispute
At our law firm, we know that New York residents who are facing child custody disputes oftentimes have more questions than answers. We do our best to help our clients understand their options so that they can make sound decisions. For more information, please visit the child custody overview section of our law firm’s website.