Frequently Asked Questions: Child Custody
New York Custody Lawyer Answering Common Questions
When dealing with a custody battle, it is likely that you have considerable
questions about what you are facing. At Eiges & Orgel, PLLC, we recognize
that there is a lot of confusion regarding the custody process and we
are prepared to go above and beyond in our efforts to provide our clients
with the answers that they need to their most pressing questions. Below,
we have both asked and answered some of the most common questions. To
learn more, please contact us as soon as possible:
What factors are taken into consideration in a custody battle? Most commonly, the court will look at factors such as the age, sex and
health of both the children and the parents, the lifestyle of both parents,
the emotional bond between parents and child, and each parent's ability
and desire to provide a healthy and stable environment.
Do courts usually award custody to just one parent? While this was previously very common, it is not nearly seen as frequently
as it was before. Whereas courts used to award sole custody, typically
to the mother, it is much more common for courts to award joint custody
so that both parents can share the parental responsibility and decision-making power.
What happens if I need to move with my kids? The relocation of children is a serious legal issue that should be addressed
with the help of a knowledgeable lawyer. While most costs are accepting
of this type of move, it needs approval and if the noncustodial parent
contests it, there can be serious issues that should be handled by a legal
Will there be drug tests when determining custody? While this won't happen every single time, it is highly likely that
the courts will require both parents to participate in a drug test. By
failing to take the drug test, it could result in serious repercussions
such as a suspension of visitation rights.
If you have more questions or would like to discuss your case with a knowledgeable
New York child custody attorney, you should not hesitate to contact us at Eiges & Orgel, PLLC as soon
as possible. We know what is on the line with cases such as this and we're
prepared to go the distance in our efforts to fight for you.
Do not hesitate to contact a New York child custody lawyer
from our firm today!