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Transgendered parents face difficulties in child custody cases

With the recent advent of marriage equality laws, the transgendered community in New York has been given a new set of rights. Members of the transgender community can now get married and are subjected to the same marital and family laws as that of their heterosexual counterparts.

Understanding the complexities of child custody issues

Child custody disputes have the potential to become quite acrimonious. In many child custody legal battles, there may be vicious allegations of domestic abuse, child abuse or even psychological and sexual abuse perpetrated by one of the estranged spouses. The attorneys at Carton & Rosoff PC have handled such long and drawn-out, bitter child custody battles for decades.

Child custody hearings in New York

Divorce can come as a shock to the children of the separating spouses. As their parents squabble, the children often feel disheartened and lonely. Normally, courts throughout the country, including those here in New York, expect parents to come up with a child custody plan between themselves and then the judge will approve the plan without a custody hearing.

Handling child custody cases thoughtfully can make divorce easier

Many parents in New York may find that divorce tends to affect children more than adults, often influencing children's later intimate relationships. If their parents are fighting, children often feel insecure, anxious and sad. The feelings can become heightened if a couple fights over child custody. In most cases, it is better for parents to reach a decision before their divorce enters a courtroom, but sometimes this is not possible and a judge must make child custody decisions with the best interests of the children in mind.

Divorce: parents with multiple roles may become depressed

It is not unusual these days for couples in New York to divorce. Unfortunately, the end of a marriage affects not only the spouses but also their children in some profoundly emotional ways, especially when it comes to child custody.

Father gains child custody by making healthier life choices

Sigmund Freud once said, "I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." Many fathers, however, are not there to protect their children because they do not have custody of them. In some cases, this is because the father has a history of drug abuse or criminal charges and has been deemed unfit for child custody.

What factors are considered for child custody in New York?

Child custodial issues are often one of the most complex and difficult cases in family law. The courts usually look into various factors to determine child custodial issues. The State of New York prescribes a test determining the best interest of the child for judges to decide child custodial issues.

How does the court decide child custody in New York?

In New York, child custody is granted either to one parent solely or both parents share custody of their child. The determination is based on the best interests of the child. Child custody orders are issued in the state after the courts have determined what would be the optimal conditions for the wellbeing of a child in a given situation.

Uma Thurman faces child custody lawsuit by ex fiancé

In a recent high-profile child custody scuffle, actress Uma Thurman has been sued by her ex fiancé Andrew Arpad Busson over the custody of the couple's only daughter who is two years old. Thurman and Busson, who is French and a financier by occupation, were engaged to be married. Last year the couple called off their marriage for unknown reasons.

How is child custody determined in New York?

Many White Plains, New York, residents know that the issues surrounding child custody are complicated and plentiful. As a result, when finalizing child custody and visitation arrangements, the custody agreement must be approved by the court. The state of New York further categorizes child custody as legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody gives the parent the right to make important decisions pertaining to a child's upbringing; physical custody refers to the parent who provides the child with permanent residence.

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