Staten Island Child Custody Attorney
Fighting for Your Child's Best Interests
Child custody is the most important issue that must be resolved in the
breakup of any relationship. Custody, can also be one of the most contentious
issues between parents. If you need legal assistance handling a child
custody matter in Staten Island, Brooklyn, or the New Jersey counties
of Monmouth and Middlesex, contact Attorney Dow at The Law Offices of
Adelola Sheralynn Dow for a legal consultation. As a Staten Island divorce
lawyer, Ms. Dow will provide competent and caring guidance for your case.
Child Custody Cases in New York & New Jersey
Child custody consists of two parts. Legal custody of a child involves
the right and responsibility of making decisions regarding the child,
such as health, education, religion, and other major life concerns. Physical
or residential custody of a child refers to where and with whom the child
will live. When the parents share joint legal custody, both parents will
make major decisions about the child. The parent with whom the child resides
will make the day-to-day decisions while the child is under his or her
care. When only one parent has custody, which is called sole custody,
that parent has the exclusive right to make decisions about the child.
When determining child custody, the courts will not favor one parent over
the other. Custody is decided upon the best interests of the child. The
courts will consider many factors in arriving at their decision. These
factors include which parent has been the child's main caregiver,
the individual parenting skills of each parent, the physical and mental
health of the parents, whether either parent has been the victim or aggressor
in any domestic violence incident, what the child desires if he or she
is old enough, and more.
Child Custody Attorney for Staten Island, Brooklyn, & the New Jersey
Counties of Middlesex and Monmouth
Attorney Dow can help you understand and resolve the legal points of child
custody. Arrange a legal consultation with Ms. Dow at your earliest opportunity
for caring and competent legal help.
Contact Divorce Lawyer A. Sheralynn Dow for representation in a child custody case.