No, in today’s divorces in New York, fathers have as much chance of winning custody of their children as mothers do.
Rather than giving priority to a parent’s gender, the courts take into consideration a number of factors related to the child’s best interest.
Assuming that both parents are fit, which is usually the case, the court will ask who the kids currently live with, which parent has been the primary caregiver to them, and whether there are compelling reasons to change the status quo.
By putting the children front and center in a custody dispute, judges give each parent a chance to show how they can provide a safe, stable, and loving environment where the children can be supported in their emotional and educational development.
Because mothers and fathers are both responsible for raising their children, both parents are entitled to seek physical and legal custody of the children.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino work with divorcing parents in Brooklyn to get the very best custody agreement.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce and child custody attorney for free.