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Child Custody Lawyer in Albany

Working to Defend the Best Interests of Your Child

The issue of child custody often arises during divorce proceedings or legal separations when one or more children are involved. Additionally, parents can seek child custody in the event that they were never married to the other parent of their child. In any event, the process of seeking child custody in the state of New York can be a lengthy and complicated one. Having an experienced Albany child custody attorney on your side can prove invaluable.

At Gautsche Law Group P.C., we are committed to helping you find swift, favorable resolutions to a variety of family law matters, including child custody. We understand that every family dynamic is different and each situation is unique. With this in mind, we provide personalized legal guidance as we help you find an optimal resolution for your family. In every instance, we prioritize your best interests and the best interests of your child.

If you need help with child custody, contact Gautsche Law Group P.C. online or by phone at (518) 444-7026 to schedule your initial consultation with our attorney.

How Is Child Custody Determined in New York?

The state of New York recognizes two basic types of child custody: legal custody and physical custody. A parent that has legal custody of a child is responsible for making decisions regarding the child’s healthcare, education, religion, and more. A parent that has physical custody of a child is typically the parent that the child lives with most of the time. It is possible to have both legal and physical custody, as well as joint or sole custody of a child.

When determining which parent will be awarded custody of a child, the court considers numerous factors, including but not limited to:

  • The best interests of the child
  • The ability of each parent to care for the child
  • The mental and physical health/wellbeing of both parents
  • The work schedules of both parents
  • Whether or not there is a history of domestic violence

In certain cases, when a child is old enough, the court may also take into account his or her desire to live with either parent. In every instance, the court prioritizes what it deems the “best interests of the child.”

How Our Firm Can Help

At Gautsche Law Group P.C., we work tirelessly to show how being in your custody is in your child’s best interests. If a court has already ruled that custody will go to the other parent, we can help you file a petition for visitation or joint custody. Similarly, if the court has already awarded joint custody but you are seeking sole custody of your child, we can help. It’s important to remember that, when it comes to caring for your child, you have rights. Our Albany child custody attorney can help you defend those rights.

Contact our offices today to find out how we can help you with your legal family matter. Fill out our online contact form or reach us by phone at (518) 444-7026.

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