As an experienced Rochester Child Custody Lawyer, I am often asked how judges determine custody when parents can’t decide.
- Questions about custody require an understanding of the difference between legal custody and residential custody.
- Legal custody governs the way important decisions in the children’s lives are made, while residential custody covers where the children will live.
- In making these decisions, the court’s overriding consideration is the child’s best interest.
- If the parties can’t agree, the court will ensure what’s best for each child regarding legal and residential custody based on all relevant factors.
Are you unable to decide on a custody schedule? Contact dedicated Rochester Child Custody Lawyer Michael Ranzenhofer for guidance.