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Do mothers have a better chance of getting custody of a child?

When parents are married in New York, they generally share in the responsibilities of raising the children. However, how parents share these responsibilities can vary from marriage to marriage. Sometimes the mother will stay home with the children and sometimes the father will stay home with them. In other marriages, both parents will work full-time and are with the children a relatively equal amount of time when they are not working.

Drew Barrymore intends to keep family first in divorce

Fans of actress Drew Barrymore in New York may be aware that she is in the process of divorcing her husband, Will Kopelman. The couple has two children together, one three years of age and the other nearly two-years-old. Barrymore recently issued a statement indicating that the couple is focused on maintaining their family even though the couple will be divorced. The children will be the main focus for the couple.

What is decided in a visitation proceeding in New York?

Divorce is never an easy time for parents. In addition to deciding how the parties will split up their assets, where each person will live and how they will deal with their finances, the couple will also have to decide how they will parent their child. This will be decided in a child custody proceeding.

Modifying a child custody order in New York

When a couple divorces in New York there are many issues to resolve as they separate one life into two. This is true for the couple's property, finances and even their children. The couple will need a child custody and visitation order stating which parent will be making decisions for the children and when the children will be with each parent.

How the courts determine what is in the best interest of a child

Many people in New York go through divorces every year. Each divorce is unique depending on the circumstances of the marriage. They can also be very emotional for the spouses involved. If the couple has children, it can be even more emotional since their decisions will have a major effect on the children as well. Despite the difficulties the parents may go through, the ultimate goal of a child custody decision is what is in the best interest of the child.

What is joint custody and how can I obtain it for my family?

Divorce is a time of significant change, especially for families in New York and elsewhere. Many parents wonder what this change in family life will mean for the relationship between parent and child. Custody arrangements are necessary to be made in these matters, and it is important to begin these conversations with your spouse as soon as possible. If both parents are fit and able to be parents, joint custody is a great option for a family's child custody arrangement.

What do I need to know about New York child custody laws?

Since child custody is an issue settled by the state instead of the federal government, there are some facts and laws that New Yorkers should be aware of when it comes to the topic. Naturally if you are interested in learning more about this topic, are currently working on a custody arrangement or are modifying a current child custody order, it is important to know what a parenting plan could look like.

Biological mother facing charges for kidnapping young daughter

When considering where and with whom a child will live when a family is split by divorce or a parent is deemed unfit to care for the child, a court uses the time-honored guideline of meeting the best interests of the child. On occasion this means that child custody is not awarded to a natural or biological parent but to a close family relative or even a foster family. This often leaves an angry parent who has trouble accepting the court's decision; sometimes these parents decide to take matters into their own hands and violate court orders.

New Yorkers prefer mediation to litigation for child custody

Child custody cases are often fraught with controversy, with both parties making acrid allegations against one another. A bitter child custody battle costs a couple more than increased legal expenses; it often leads to increased psychological stress and trauma for the minor children stuck in the middle of the dispute. The attorneys at Carton & Rosoff, PC are seeing an increasing trend in their practice where many divorcing New Yorkers are opting for mediation instead of the traditional court procedure.

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