While income and time spent at the office are important considerations in a custody dispute, they are rarely among the deciding factors.
The truth is that most custody fights are resolved through negotiation, and in an ideal situation, the judge will merely ratify some type of shared custody arrangement that ensures that both parents can be active and responsive participants in the child’s life.
Because of the nature of a divorce, it can be difficult to separate feelings about a person’s failings as a spouse from how they are as a parent, but it’s important to take the time and try.
If your custody fight does go to the judge to resolve, the results can be unpredictable and may not be to either parent’s liking.
Remember that in any custody battle, the judge will make a ruling based on what they believe is the best interest of the child, not you or your spouse.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know that our clients tend to get the best deal when they negotiate it, rather than litigate.
We are experienced custody negotiators and can help you find the best arrangement even when your spouse is reluctant to agree.
Call 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn child custody attorney.