Child Custody Attorney in Westchester County
Legal Help for Child Custody Cases
Child custody is usually the most emotionally charged and difficult to
deal with of all issues involved in a
separation agreement or
divorce. You want what’s best for your child, but it may be difficult to
actually ensure that is what happens. In New York, courts will determine
child custody based upon the best interests of the child. It is your attorney’s
job to show the court how the outcome you desire is in the best interests
of your child or children.
family law attorney,
Andrea Friedman is dedicated to representing mothers and fathers in child custody issues.
These may arise in a separation agreement, divorce or following a divorce.
Our legal team assists clients throughout all of Westchester County. We
welcome you to contact our firm so we can answer your questions and address
your concerns as they relate to your child custody matter.
Factors that Determine Custody Arrangements
There are various factors that will be used to determine child custody
in a Westchester County court. While decisions will vary from court to
court, case to case and jurisdiction to jurisdiction, there are some standard
guidelines that are helpful to understand. Some of the issues the court
will look to in determining the best interests of the child and therefore
child custody may include:
The current living arrangements of the child, if the parents are already separated
In some cases, the child’s preference
The stability of the environment at each parent’s home
The financial stability of each parent
The emotional and mental stability of each parent
Divorce Lawyer Serving Westchester County, New York
In a child custody issue, you may find that you are being accused of being
an incompetent parent. You may find that you are having trouble proving
that your spouse or ex-spouse cannot provide a safe and healthy environment
for your child. You need a Westchester County child custody lawyer on
your side to assert your rights and make your position known to the court
– in order to help you reach an outcome that is best for you and
Contact a Westchester County child custody lawyer today if you are facing a custody dispute or divorce in Westchester County, New York.