Child Custody Attorneys in Albany
Providing Effective Legal Services & Personalized Guidance
When courts in New York make decisions regarding child custody, they always take into account what is in the child’s best interests.
For instance, courts will look at:
- Both parents’ work schedules
- The child’s wishes, depending on their age
- Each parent’s physical and emotional well-being
- Both parents’ ability to cooperate with each other
- Each parent’s ability to properly care for their child
- If there is any history of abuse or neglect in the family
The court will take into account the above factors when determining legal custody and sole custody. A parent has legal custody when they are able to make legal decisions on behalf of the child, such as the child’s education, religion, healthcare, and more. A parent has physical custody when the child primarily resides with that parent. Both types of custody may either be sole or joint. A parent has sole custody when only they have that type of custody. Joint custody is when both parents share that type of custody.
Why Choose O’Brien & Wood?
Backed by more than 25 years of combined experience, our child custody attorneys in Albany have a comprehensive understanding of this practice area. In fact, we have an extensive track record of success in family law. We can efficiently guide you through the process as we defend your rights and help you make sound decisions about your loved ones. Our firm truly cares about our clients, and we do everything we can to help them achieve their goals. Also, we work hard to make ourselves as easily accessible as possible. You can rely on us to be there for you when you need us most.
The following are all possible outcomes to a child custody matter:
- Sole physical custody
- Sole legal custody
- Joint physical custody
- Joint legal custody