When parents are in the process of obtaining a divorce or separating and there is a child or children of the marriage under the age of 21, it is inevitable that issues will arise about where the child will live and who will make decisions affecting this child’s daily living. If the parents cannot resolve the issues as to which parent will make the daily decisions and the more significant decisions concerning educational issues, health, medical and religious issues, a Family Court Judge may be required to resolve those issues. Various alternatives such as sole custody and sole decision making to one parent, joint custody with joint decision making, residential custody and joint decision making or joint decision making on certain important issues will need to be resolved.
The Family Court judge makes a decision about child custody based on the standard of, “what is in the best interest of the child(ren).”
Consult With A Lawyer
If you are having difficulty resolving custody issues or are seeking custody or a change of custody of your child(ren) or have any concerns that affect custody or child visitation, you can call an experienced Family Court and child custody lawyer by calling the Law Office of Jerold S. Slate at (845) 471-4141 to schedule a personal and confidential consultation.