While Queens judges do give consideration to the financial stability that children will experience in each parent’s home, it is one of many factors they take into account when determining which parent can best provide for the child’s well being.
Just because you don’t have a job now doesn’t mean you’ll be excluded from consideration in your custody matter, and if you’ve been a stay-at-home parent and acted as the primary caregiver to your children, you have a strong case for retaining physical custody of them.
What you should expect is that the court will want to see some degree of shared custody, with terms for visitation laid out so that your child will have a predictable schedule and an ongoing relationship with the other parent.
It’s unusual for a judge to authorize a custody agreement that is overly tilted in one parent’s favor.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you negotiate appropriate terms with your spouse, or litigate effectively for your custody when your spouse won’t agree.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce and child custody attorney.