Ensuring Your Custody Agreement Reflects Your Child’s Best Interests
When parents are unable to agree on a custody arrangement, New York family court judges can delegate responsibilities. Rather than automatically assigning sole custody and primary residence to the primary caregiver, judges analyze components that affect the child’s overall welfare. The “best interests of the child” standard determines parental rights.
These are some factors the court considers:
- The parent-child relationship
- The stability of the home
- The ability of the parent financially and emotionally to support the child
- The history of the parent’s drug, alcohol, emotional or physical abuse
As an established family law practice, Trotto Law Firm, P.C., recognizes that families today are more diverse than they were in the past. This varied family composition and structure can complicate a judge’s assessment of the best interests standard.
Our committed legal staff has counseled many clients throughout Rochester metro whose primary focus during separation and divorce proceedings is establishing custody rights. Led by our principal attorney, Jonathan Trotto, we use his extensive legal background to help parents, stepparents and guardians secure their custody and visitation rights.
Providing Solutions For Unique Circumstances
Whether you are seeking sole or joint custody or wish to establish visitation rights, we can advocate on your behalf for a range of issues, including:
- Initial determination of custody for all parents
- Modification of custody
- Grandparents’ rights and visitation
- Third-party rights
- Modifications as a result of relocation
When you hire our legal services, you gain access to a staff experienced in resolving disputes using various methods. If you need to pursue legal action in court, we can aggressively litigate on your behalf. Should you decide to use collaborative law, we can represent your interests out of court.