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Child Custody Archives

Key points about New York child custody and visitation hearings

In New York State, when there is a disagreement over custody and visitation of a child, it can be one of the most difficult issues to deal with. Emotions frequently become involved, the parents or other adults who are seeking custody and visitation can see their lives turned upside down, and the best interests of the children are often pushed off to the side rather than at the forefront where they should be. With a hearing centered around child custody and visitation rights, there are certain factors that must be understood.

Factors considered when determining best interests of the child

Certain terms are frequently thrown about in a child custody case in New York and the participants might not be aware of what they specifically mean. One is the "best interests of the child." Of course, everyone involved in the case is looking out for the child's best interests, but that could be defined by a variety of factors. Knowing how the state specifically addresses the best interests of the child with parenting time, child custody and more is essential.

Understanding legal and physical child custody in New York

For parents in Oneida County who are no longer together as a couple but share a child, child custody is crucial for decisions that are being made for the child, where the child will live and other issues. There are two different parts of custody that parents need to understand: legal custody and physical custody. Custody issues are usually only relevant until the child turns 18-years-old. The child's interests are the main focus when the court makes a decision. Without a court order, the parents will have equal rights to the child.

Thinking long-term in child custody disputes

Following a marital split child custody disputes can quickly draw the full attention of a concerned parent. After all, most Utica parents will naturally put the needs of their children as paramount, ahead of property issues and just about any other legal or family issue they might be facing.

How can technology help with co-parenting?

New York residents rely on technology to complete work, make life easier and to stay organize. Parents with one or more children know how helpful technology can be, especially when it comes to communication and the education of their children. But, do divorced parents realize how technology could be used to help with a child custody agreement?

3 facts about child custody for New York fathers

You came to terms with your wife walking out on you and filing for divorce. You can't stand that she took the kids with her. In New York, you have rights that you can assert as the children's father. Understanding basic facts about custody here can help you as you embark on the quest to remain a part of your child's life.

Advancements in technology can mean new visitation opportunities

The online world is vast. A Mohawk County resident can practically live their entire life through their web-based persona, from holding down a job to ordering their groceries to meeting the partner of their dreams. Nearly everyone has a virtual presence, from adults down to even some very young kids.

Make your relocation easier by working through custody issues

There are certain things in life that take priority over others, such as family, friends, and careers. It can be hard for Mohawk Valley residents to balance all of those important factors all of the time, and even more challenging for those individuals who have to do so when they share custody of their children with a former partner or spouse. Parents who do not get to see their children all of the time can struggle with how to reconcile their need to work with their desire to be present in their kids' lives.

3 ways to conquer child custody arrangements over the holidays

When the holidays approach, it can be a stressful time of year. As someone who is divorced or who is getting divorced, you want to make sure your child still gets to enjoy the holidays with both parents, but what can you do when a holiday only lasts for a single day? Is it fair to split the day in two parts, or should parents exchange visitation times each year? Here are three ways you can split up the holidays to be fair to your child.

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