FACTORS FOR BUILDING A POSITIVE NEW YORK CHILD CUSTODY CASE

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In deciding which parent should have legal custody of a child, New York Courts consider the following factors:

  • Which parent has been the Primary Caregiver;
  • Which parent is more available;
  • Whether a parent is willing to foster the relationship of the child with the other parent;
  • Parent’s ability to provide for intellectual and emotional needs of the child
  • Nature and Quality of Home Environment
  • Quality of Care
  • Stability of Home Life
  • Child’s Preference

Among the negative factors are:

  • Abuse, neglect of children, excessive discipline
  • Domestic violence
  • Unwillingness to foster the relationship with the other parent
  • Alienation and false accusations
  • Interference with visitation, disregard of court orders
  • Involving children in marital conflict

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