There are few legal issues that are more emotionally challenging than family law cases involving children. As a parent, you need to be able to protect your right to child custody. Nothing should come between you and your relationship with your kids. Whether you are locked in a difficult custody battle, you are attempting to reach an amicable shared parenting settlement, or you are trying to modify a child custody order, it is crucial that you seek professional family law support.
At the Colwell Law Group, our Washington County child custody lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide range of child custody cases. If you need guidance from a New York child custody attorney, please do not hesitate to contact our legal team today to schedule a fully confidential, no obligation review of your case.
How Does Child Custody Work in New York?
Under New York law, child custody and child visitation cases are handled under the ‘best interests of the child’ standard. Parents in Washington County should have a strong understanding of what this means: family law courts will always do what they deem to be best for the children. Your desires as a mother or a father are secondary. If a case goes to court, New York family law judges will craft a child custody/visitation arrangement that is best for the child’s well being. To prevail in a custody case, you need to prove that you can provide the best atmosphere for your kids.