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New York City Child Custody Attorney

Getting Custody of Your Child After Divorce

When couples separate, one issue they often have to deal with is child custody. This refers to what the parents' responsibilities will be in terms of providing shelter and directly caring for the child on a daily basis, as well as having the right to make important decisions over the child's life. Child custody can be granted in a couple of ways—either one parent could be issued sole custody (with that person being the only one who can make important decisions for the child), or both parents could be issued joint custody (giving both parents decision making authority). When the child is ordered to live mostly or solely with one parent, the other parent will usually be given visitation rights.

While some couples are able to reach custody agreements on their own terms, there are many others who are unable to agree and therefore have to have the matter decided by the court. These cases can potentially turn into gruesome legal battles. If you are dealing with a child custody dispute, it is crucial that you obtain the assistance of a competent attorney. At The Law Office of Tamara I. Jordan P.L.L.C., we have a New York City family lawyer who can help you fight for a child custody decision. Our firm also handles various other family law matters.

How is child custody determined?

When making child custody decisions, the Family Court will consider various factors in order to determine what custody arrangement is in the child's best interests. Here are some of the various factors that are considered:

  • Which parent has previously served as the child's main caregiver or nurturer
  • Each parent's physical and mental health
  • Each parent's parenting skills (including their strengths and weaknesses)
  • Each parent's ability to provide for any special needs of the child
  • Each parent's work schedule and child care plan
  • Any history of domestic violence
  • The child's relationship with siblings and other family members
  • The powerful role of the child's law guardian

Get Help from a New York City Family Law Attorney

When fighting for child custody, it is important that you are able to show the court how responsible you are as a parent and the reasons you should be given a favorable custody order. In some cases, it is even necessary to show that the other parent is unfit for having custody. When it comes to the future of your child, foregoing proper legal representation is just not worth the risk. Contact us so we can help you fight for the best outcome possible in your child custody matter!

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