In the state of New York, child custody can be divided into two categories: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody describes the right to decide on a child’s behalf in “legal” matters such as type of healthcare, school selection, and religious upbringing. Physical custody on the other hand is purely based on where the child is to live, or currently lives at.
When disputes over either type of custody arise, the matter is typically settled in a New York court, where the state of New York weighs in. Given that the state’s priorities are in ensuring the well-being of a child, their decision is influenced by a variety of related factors and circumstances. These can include:
- The age of the child
- The child’s educational needs
- The child’s health
- The physical/mental well being of each parent
- The financial circumstances of each parent
- The lifestyles of each parent and child
- The child’s preference, to a degree
- The overall impact that each living situation would have on the child
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