In our last post, we looked very briefly at some of the factors family court judges in New York take into consideration when making child custody decisions in cases where parents cannot agree on a custody and parenting time arrangements. As we noted, the central consideration in any decision is the best interests of the child, and judges have significant discretion in weighing the various relevant factors in the case before making a final determination.
Child custody is a particularly important issue that has to be addressed in divorce cases involving children. In a best case scenario, a divorcing couple will be amicable enough toward one another that they are able to work through their differences and reach a mutually acceptable parenting time arrangement in which both parties continue to play an equal or significant role in making decisions regarding the upbringing of their mutual children.
Believe it or not, it is possible to get through the marriage dissolution process in an amicable way. For couples in New York who are ready and willing to openly communicate and negotiate, divorce can be completed swiftly, smoothly and without spending time fighting in a court room - even when significant assets are involved. Sound too good to be true?