NYC Child Custody Lawyers Martin Mohr and Ethan Steward Explain the Best Interest of the Child Standard
January 10, 2023 at 17:48
NYC child custody lawyers Martin Mohr and Ethan Steward (https://www.newyorkfamilylawgroup.com/blog/determine-the-best-interests-of-a-child/) release a new blog post explaining the Best Interest of the Child Standard in New York. This important legal principle is used to guide decision-making in a variety of family law matters, including child custody, support, and visitation.
In the blog post by the NYC child custody lawyers, the lawyers explain that the standard is used to make decisions that are in the child's best interests, rather than those of the parents or any other interested parties. The attorneys go on to detail the various factors that are considered when determining a child's best interests, including the child's physical and emotional needs, their relationship with each parent and other family members, and any special needs or circumstances the child may have.
The blog post also discusses the role of the courts in applying the "best interests of the child" standard. The attorneys explain that courts have a great deal of discretion when it comes to making decisions about a child's best interests and that they will consider all relevant factors in order to reach a fair and just outcome. The post also notes that the "best interests of the child" standard is not a one-size-fits-all approach and that it is important for attorneys and judges to consider the unique needs and circumstances of each individual child.
The New York Family Law Group's blog post also addresses the common misconceptions surrounding the "best interests of the child" standard. The attorneys dispel the myth that this standard automatically favors mothers in custody cases, explaining that the court's primary concern is the well-being of the child, not the gender of the parent. The post also notes that the "best interests of the child" standard is not meant to punish one parent or favor the other, but rather to ensure that the child's needs are met to the greatest extent possible.
Lastly, the lawyer emphasizes the importance of having a skilled child support attorney when dealing with matters such as child custody and visitation. A skilled lawyer may be able to help the parents understand their roles and responsibilities in the divorce and help them come to a favorable agreement.
About New York Family Law Group
New York Family Law Group is founded by attorneys Martin Mohr and Ethan Steward. Combined, the lawyers have over 30 years of experience in dealing with New York family laws. They aim to give their clients skilled representation and educate them about their rights while navigating the complicated terrains of family law-related matters. Contact them today at (718) 293-1542 to schedule a consultation.
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