How Do the Courts Decide Upon Custody in New York?

Accel Admin   July 28, 2015   Comments Off on How Do the Courts Decide Upon Custody in New York?
  • In Nassau and Suffolk counties, there are programs instituted by the court system to help parties negotiate and settle issues of custody and parenting time.
  • This is so the judge doesn’t have to make decisions about your family whom they don’t know.
  • The judge will determine this using the best interest standard in determining those issues.
  • The best interest of the children at that time are evaluated and developed through testimony of the parties and input from potential experts like forensic psychologists, social workers or other people who stand in the shoes of so-called experts.
  • If at all possible, it is generally better for the parties to come to an agreement about their children themselves, to avoid having strangers determine their fate.