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Attorneys Help You Obtain Full Custody in New York State

Queens attorneys explain the factors in custody determinations

In New York, there are two types of full custody. A parent may obtain full legal custody, which means the parent has the authority to unilaterally make all of the important decisions on behalf of the minor child. Full physical custody refers to the parent with whom the child lives full time.

Courts in New York State generally are not enthusiastic about full custody, believing that the child benefits when both parents are actively involved. Full custody is appropriate, however, in many situations, and yours may be one of those. The attorneys at Sager Gellerman Eisner Attorneys at Law explain your options and help you achieve your goals relating to child custody or custody modifications.

Factors that influence who gets charge of the children in New York State

Revenge and anger are not legitimate reasons for seeking full custody. A New York court is likely to reject nearly any reason that doesn’t directly relate to the welfare of the child. In deciding whether to grant full custody, courts consider such factors as:

  • The ability of each parent to provide emotional and financial support
  • The ability of each parent to foster the child’s safe and healthy upbringing
  • Preference of the child, if the child is old enough to have a meaningful opinion
  • The ability of each parent to meet any special medical needs of the child
  • Criminal history of the parents
  • Drug use by the parents

Mothers do not automatically get full custody in divorce cases. Our law firm has convinced New York State courts to grant full custody to fathers on numerous occasions.

The attorneys at Sager Gellerman Eisner analyze your situation and advise you of the likelihood of obtaining full custody in your case. If you decide to seek full custody, our lawyers present a compelling case to the court that full custody would best serve your child’s interests.

Our Nassau County attorneys help you keep your children

Founded in 1979, Sager Gellerman Eisner Attorneys at Law has the experience to help you achieve your custody goals. We are particularly sensitive to the issues surrounding custody disputes involving professionals and high-net-worth individuals. You can reach us through our online contact form or call us at 347.625.1038 for a consultation.