Yes, while the financial health of both parents is considered in every custody matter in Queens, there are many factors that play into a parent’s bond with and ability to provide a stable and loving home for their children.
A parent who left the workforce to raise the children is unlikely to raise an eyebrow with a judge in terms of establishing fitness as a parent.
The judge will expect that you’ll return to work, because all parents in Queens have a legal obligation to support their children.
How you do this is very circumstance-specific. A parent with young children may be able to manage on part-time employment and save on afterschool childcare costs.
Full time work may also be required, in which case a joint custody arrangement can help manage the childcare load, assuming your ex-spouse is a reliable co-parent.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino help parents in Queens regardless of their employment status.
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