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Tag Archives: joint custody

Joint Physical Custody: Is It Feasible?

Joint physical custody (a 50/50 access schedule) requires a high level of communication and logistical coordination between parents to be successful. Joint physical custody works better for children in low conflict divorces, where parents are able to cooperate. It may be for this reason that only about ten percent of children from divorced families are […]

Laws New York Courts Consider When Awarding Child Custody

Case law predominantly determines how the New York courts rule in child custody cases. This is because New York’s Domestic Law statutes do not provide much guidance in the way of child custody. As in most states, the best interests of the child form the benchmark and influence the court’s custody decisions. Several influential New […]

Types of Child Custody and Custody Arrangements

Custody refers to the legal right and responsibility to provide for a child’s care. New York Courts divide custody into two main categories of responsibility: Physical custody. Physical custody refers to the child’s primary residence and the access arrangement of when the child will be with which parent. Legal custody. Legal custody refers to major […]

Are Custody Cases Still Forgone Conclusions?

Traditionally, in the early part of the twentieth century, mothers stayed at home, handling housework and raising the children.  Fathers were in the workforce, making the money to provide for the family.  For marriage breakdowns that ended in divorce, the natural transition was for the father to continue the role of supporting the family financially […]

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