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Custody

A Child Custody Lawyer Fighting for Your Parental Rights in Southern Adirondacks, Saratoga, Capitol Region, and North Country

A divorce in itself is difficult enough, but the stress and heartache are compounded when kids are involved. It’s just as hard if not harder for the children as they will no longer be living under the same roof with both parents. At Wood, Seward, McGuire & Sacco LLP, our child custody lawyer aims to seek a peaceful resolution that prioritizes the children’s best interest.

Child Custody Factors

In child custody hearings, the court’s decision is based on what’s best for the children and not the parents. Nevertheless, the parents’ wishes are taken into consideration. The children will also be able to have their voices heard as part of the custody proceeding through their court appointed attorney for the child (AFC) and may have an opportunity to speak in private with the judge and the attorney. Other factors that are looked into by the attorneys and judge include:

  • The physical and mental health of each parent
  • Recommendations from social services
  • The child’s relationship with each parent
  • The home life each parent will be able to provide as a newly single parent
  • History of family offenses, violent behavior, or prior arrest of each parent
  • The recommendation of the attorney for the child.

It’s up to the judge to examine each of these factors presented by the lawyers and determine what’s in the children’s best interest. Our child custody lawyer will present the above factors to secure a custody agreement that’s favorable to you, but more importantly favorable to the children.

Get Professional Advice from a Child Custody Lawyer in Southern Adirondacks Today

We consult you on all matters regarding child custody. If seeking joint custody, we’ll argue for your case in being the legally-designated custodial parent if that’s what you and our legal team believe is best for the child. If seeking sole custody, we can work out the important details, such as the degree of say the non-custodial parent has in matters like medical procedures or traveling outside the country. Because these issues are extremely complex, always get legal insight from a child custody lawyer. At Wood, Seward, McGuire and Sacco LLP, we have the same goal as our clients: doing what’s best for the child’s well-being and development.

Experienced Child Custody Lawyer Providing Full Legal Guidance in Southern Adirondacks

Representing clients in Albany, Capitol Region, Essex County, Fulton County, Greene County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, North Country, Rensselaer County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Southern Adirondacks, Warren County, Washington County.