When it comes to deciding child custody, factors like income and hours worked do play a role, but usually not a large one.
What the court is interested in is the overall best interests of the child, which is where your focus, and that of your spouse, should also be.
There are certainly cases where a parent is abusive or negligent and shouldn’t be entitled to custody, but for most couples in divorce, both parents love and care for their kids.
Assuming this is your situation, finding an appropriate custody arrangement will usually be a matter of negotiation.
The court will tend toward solutions that preserve the child’s existing stable arrangement, if there is one, and which allows both parents to play an active role.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know how wrenching topics like custody can be for a parent.
We can help you identify your goals in your custody matter, then help you negotiate to achieve them.
If the parties simply can’t decide on a solution, we can present the strongest case to the judge on your behalf.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens child custody attorney.