A question that children and parents both frequently have is whether the child has much of a say, if any, in who becomes their custodial parent. Like many other family law matters, much of determining custody depends on the family’s situation. In some cases, the family has older children that can make logical decisions for themselves. These children may have some say in which parent has their custody, but ultimately it is the decision of the court.
There are a number of factors that are taken into consideration when determining custody. Some of these factors include:
Younger children will likely not have very much say in the custody, as they often cannot make decisions that are truly in their best interests. If you have questions about custody matters in New York, it is important to contact an experienced family law attorney who can provide you with quality legal assistance when you need it most.
Leslye M. Schlesinger serves Rockland and Westchester County with compassion and integrity. With over 30 years of experience guiding clients through matrimony law, she now focuses on helping clients avoid litigation through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative divorce and mediation. If you need an effective and committed attorney, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger for a consultation.