Buffalo Child Custody Lawyer Details How Judges Determine Child Custody
As an experienced Buffalo Child Custody Lawyer, people are always very concerned about what the custodial arrangement is going to be for their children at the resolution of the divorce. When we talk about custody we’re really talking about in New York State who has the right to make major decisions for children. Those categories are educational decisions, medical decisions, religious decisions generally. Whether you’re going to have sole custody or joint custody is the determination of whether or not those major decisions are going to be made jointly or one party is going to have the right to make that decision. Most often people are able to agree to those terms.
If you’re unable to agree then you may need to run a hearing for the court to determine what’s going to be the custodial arrangement between you and the other party in terms of making decisions for the children. The standard for the court is to look at what’s going to be in the best interest of the children. Usually in that situation an attorney will be assigned to represent the children. The court is going to call an attorney for the child. You may also hear that attorney called a law guardian. They will have a say as to what they believe are the children’s position and how the custody should be resolved, and then your attorney and the other party’s attorney will also be advocating for your respective position in the matter. The court ultimately may make a decision based upon what the court determines to be in the best interest of the child.
Are you worried about how your judge is going to determine child custody? If so, contact the accomplished Buffalo Child Custody Lawyer Rebecca Talmud.