Bronx Child Custody Attorney

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When it comes to any divorce or legal separation, child custody is one of the most contested matters. It can be extremely difficult if you and your spouse are unable to agree on who will have primary custody and who will have legal custody. In the case that you are not married to the other parent of your child, obtaining custody can be problematic without proper representation. If you are currently involved in a divorce or other family law case, it is essential that you act quickly to hire a Bronx child custody attorney.

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How Is Child Custody Determined?

The best case scenario in any divorce or legal matter involving child custody is if you and the other parent can remain amicable and come up with a proposed child custody and visitation agreement. If you and the other parent of your child are unable to decide who should have custody, the decision is left to the family court. The family court attempts to do what is best for the child and tries to involve both parents whenever possible.

A few factors that they may consider include:

  • Which parent the child prefers to live with
  • The parent's physical and financial ability to support the child
  • The financial situation and income of each parent
  • The needs of the child (health, education, etc.)
  • If there is any history of domestic abuse or drug use

Understanding the Child Custody Process in New York

Typically, custody is separated into legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to which parent has the right to make decisions about their welfare, religion, education, and health. Physical custody involves which parent the child will live with. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be awarded joint custody, primary (sole) custody, or another type of custody situation.

If you need legal assistance with a child custody related matter, call our firm now at {F:P:Site:Phone}.

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