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How Does New York Choose Who Gets Child Custody?
How does New York choose who gets child custody? Child custody is an extraordinarily sensitive aspect of getting a divorce. Ultimately, New York courts want to ensure that custody and visitation arrangements are in the best interests of the child. But how does a judge decide what is and isn't suitable for the child? It's more complicated than you might think. Here's what you should know.
In the past, custody was almost exclusively awarded to the mother due to outdated beliefs that they were the most suited to care for them. However, the State of New York now understands that a child must have a meaningful relationship with both of their parents for healthy development. They consider a vast number of elements before making a decision, including but not limited to:
Syracuse family lawyer Richard Bombardo understands how challenging family legal matters can be, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic. We offer phone consultations as we move towards socially distanced in-person appointments to discuss your divorce and child custody concerns. Our office also offers flexible payment options for qualifying families. Contact us today for your consultation by calling (315) 488-5544 or fill out our short online contact form. We'll get back to you, guaranteed.
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530 Oak St. Suite 102
Syracuse, New York 13203
Bombardo Law Office, P.C. is located in Syracuse, NY and serves clients in and around Syracuse, Liverpool, Camillus, Warners, Nedrow, Cicero, Clay, Marcellus, East Syracuse, Elbridge and Jamesville.
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