Will I Have to Go to Court Over Child Custody?
A client recently came into our office and asked, “Will I have to go to court over child custody?” This is a question that we receive quite often at Michael D. Schmitt, Esq., as matters of family law are often complex and very stressful. If you are worried about going to trial over a divorce or child custody case, we advise you to schedule a free consultation with our dedicated attorneys. Let our experience work for you.
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Parents may be concerned about the effects of a custody battle on their child. It should be known that the courts will decide in the best interests of the children. Hiring an experienced attorney can help you through this emotional time for you and your family.
When considering issues of child custody and visitation, the court will look at what is in the best interests of the children. The court will consider all the facts and circumstances as they exist in each case. They will determine who can best serve the children, who is best able to care for the children, when each parent should have time with the children, and what scenario is going to most appropriately meet the needs of the children.
Many parents may be wondering if there is a tendency in New York State to favor the mother in custody arrangements. Rest assured, this is not true to these cases. The courts will be looking at what is in the best interest of the children. In many cases, it is in the best interest of the child to be with the mother. However, it is true that just as many cases, being with the father is in the best interest of the children.
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