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Factors Determining New York Child Custody

By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC  Sep. 11, 2012 1:01p

Child custody is an often contentious issue in the divorce process; this issue can often lead to courtroom battles between parents which can be emotionally draining for the entire family. Where parents cannot agree on a custody matter, the court will have to decide. In so doing, the court will look at many factors without giving undue weight to one factor more than another. The court's sole objective is to determine what is in the best interests of the child and in deciding this issue, it will look at the following considerations:

  • The ages of the parents;
  • The physical and mental health of the parents;
  • The financial condition of the parents;
  • Whether either parent has an alcohol or drug abuse problem;
  • Whether either parent has been found to have committed child abuse or domestic violence;
  • How available either parent is for the child;
  • Whether the arrangements will result in a separation of siblings and how that will affect the child;
  • What the child's wishes are if old enough to have a reasonable opinion;
  • What the educational consequences will be;
  • What the home environment or atmosphere will be;
  • The parents' past conduct;
  • Whether either parent shows a reluctance to allow the child to have a continuing relationship with the other parent;
  • Whether either parent has wrongfully accused the other of child abuse;
  • Whether either parent has refused the other rightful visitation rights;
  • Whether a child has developed religious ties and how that will be impacted by the custody issue.

Facing a child custody issue in the state of New York?

In any child custody dispute, you will want to ensure that your legal rights are protected and that your case is presented in the most convincing manner. The New York child custody firm of Eiges & Orgel, PLLC has more than 75years of collective legal experience in handling this issue for clients throughout the state. The firm has received many accolades and recognitions for its outstanding legal ability and achievements in this field.

If you are involved in such a dispute, get the capable and committed legal guidance you need as you navigate this difficult process. Contact the firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced child custody attorney today.

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