Custody of Children

Child custody matters are not only legally complex; they are emotionally trying as well – for all parties involved. Whether you are a mother or father seeking custody of your child or children, or if you are attempting to resolve any legal matter involving child custody, our law firm can help.

Attorney Emanuel N. Mouganis is committed to providing exceptional legal representation to those individuals and families dealing with child custody matters throughout Monroe County, New York. By effectively and efficiently handling all legal aspects of your case, he makes it all the easier for our clients to deal with the emotional issues and stress. Attorney Emanuel Mouganis has the accolades you and your family can trust, including being ranked by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of New York. He is also ranked by the American Institute of Family Attorneys as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in the State of New York and has a perfect rating by AVVO.

New York Domestic Relations Law 70 provides that there shall be no prima facie right to the custody of the child in either parent, but the court shall determine solely what is for the best interest of the child. The following is a list of factors is generally considered by a court in determining what is in the child’s best interests.

  1. Age of Parents
  2. Alcohol & Drug Use
  3. Availability of Parents
  4. Disability & Physical Health
  5. Domestic Violence
  6. Existing Informal Custodial Agreements
  7. Existing Written Custody Agreements
  8. Finances of Parents
  9. Findings of Child Neglect/Abuse
  10. Forensic Evaluation
  11. Home Environment
  12. Law Guardian Recommendations
  13. Mental & Emotional Stability
  14. Parent’s Observable Behavior in Court
  15. Preferences of the Child
  16. Primary Caretaker
  17. Religion
  18. Siblings
  19. Willingness to Foster the Child’s Relationship with the Other Parent

Contact a Knowledgeable Rochester New York Child Custody Lawyer

As a skilled divorce and family law firm, we have familiarity with the above issues, and additionally know further factors that potentially could influence your child custody case. There are many different situations that can result in one parent achieving custody of their children over the other, and our firm is here to protect your rights and ensure that your best interests are safeguarded. For quality representation at reasonable rates, in the Greater Rochester Area of New York, contact the Law Office of Emanuel N. Mouganis, we are standing by to help you and use our experience to effectively represent you.