What You Need to Know About Fathers’ Rights in Nassau County
One of the most important issues for any parent getting a divorce is whether they can retain custody of their children. If you are a father, there is a very good chance that you are worried that Nassau County courts will relinquish custody of your child to his or her mother, as historically, this has been the case. However, in more recent years, courts have changed their viewpoint on matters relating to child custody, as they have come to understand that the most important thing for a child is a sense of balance. As such, it is crucial you continue reading and speak with an experienced Nassau County family law attorney to learn more about fathers’ rights and how our firm can help you through the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What factors do Nassau County courts consider when deciding on child custody terms?
Nassau County courts consider a wide array of factors when it comes to child custody, including the following:
- Who has been your child’s primary caregiver
- Whether your child should remain with his or her primary caregiver
- If your child is old enough, what his or her preferences are
- You and your former spouse’s relationship
- Whether you are seeking child custody in good faith.
- Whether you pose any sort of risk or danger to your child
- How old your child is
- The quality of you and your former spouse’s home
- The bond between you and your child
- What, overall, is in the best interest of your child
What is the difference between physical and legal custody?
The two types of child custody are physical and legal custody. Physical custody is where your child primarily lives, and legal custody deals with your right to make certain key decisions for your child, such as where he or she goes to school, the religion he or she may practice, and the kind of medical treatment your child can receive. Of course, every parent wants their child to live with them, however, legal custody, in many ways, is even more important. Depending on your circumstances and your wishes, our firm will fight for your right to be the parent your child deserves. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to give our experienced Nassau County family law attorney a call today.
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