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Guiding one through the complexities of child custody disputes

Parents in New York need to make many decisions for their children as they raise them. Some are simple decisions such as what the child will eat for lunch, but others are much more difficult. This is especially true when the child does not like the decision and makes life difficult for the parents. However, no matter what the child thinks, these tough decisions need to be made to ensure that the best interests of the child are being met.

The hope is that the parents can make these decisions together even if they do not 100 percent agree with each other. However, especially in situations where the parents are divorced or separated, making the decisions together may not be a realistic option. Usually in these types of situations the couple will have a child custody dispute. These disputes are highly fact-specific though with the court analyzing a number of factors to determine what is in the best interests of the child and ultimately which parent will have custody of the children.

Some of the factors that the court will analyze include, but are not limited to, which parent has been the primary caregiver for the children and each parent's ability to provide for the children's needs moving forward, the overall health of the parents and the children and any special needs the children may have, whether there has been any domestic violence and many others. The court will also analyze the situation to determine the amount and type of visitation that the non-custodial parent will have with the children.

While the same factors are used in every New York child custody decision, how those factors are applied depends on the unique circumstances of each family. Due to the fact-specific nature of these cases it is important to understand how the factors will be applied to one's specific case. At Carton & Rosoff we have handled many child custody cases and thoroughly understand how the factors are applied. For more information on how we handle these matters please visit our child custody page on our website.

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