Rochester Child Custody Lawyer Explains How Judges Determine Custody

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.

This educational legal video was brought to you by Michael Ranzenhofer, an experienced Rochester Child Custody Lawyer.