New York courts determine custody arrangements based on the best interest of the child. The court’s broad discretion makes it critical that parents receive the right counsel in working out the plans for raising their children in separate households after a divorce.
This is not an easy process, even when both parties agree in concept that they want what is best for the child or children. We encourage families to try to work these issues out between the parties, as we believe that the parents know their children best and, if they can put their differences aside, can come up with a plan that is better than one that might be imposed by the court.
However, when good-faith negotiations fail, we approach custody litigation in the same manner as we do any other litigation – with an aggressive approach, thorough preparation and a clear vision as to the intended outcome.