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What is a Child Custody Evaluation in a New York Divorce?

In making child custody determinations in a New York divorce, a judge will base his or her decisions on what is in the best interests of the child. But as highly trained in the law as the judge may be, evaluating what will be best for a particular child often requires the assistance of psychologists,…
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Your Social Media Posts Can Be Used Against You in Custody Decisions

As reported in the tabloids, Madonna is apparently involved in a nasty child custody dispute with her ex-husband, director Guy Ritchie. The Material Girl is involving the world in her dispute, posting details about it social media and seeking the attention of her estranged son as well as support from fans. I have written many…
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What Role Does a Parent’s Income Play in Custody Decisions?

Money can’t buy you love. Money alone also can’t buy you custody of your child during a divorce. For many divorcing parents, there is a significant difference between their respective incomes; one parent may, in fact, have no income at all. While income certainly plays a role in determining child support obligations, what impact does…
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Does a Child’s Preference Matter in New York Custody Decisions?

A child doesn’t get a say regarding whether or not his or her parents will get divorced. While children may want their mother and father to stay together, they don’t get a vote in the decision to end a marriage. But, when it comes to where the child will live and which parent will get…
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