I am a former Family Court prosecutor and handle all divorce and family law matters, including contested and uncontested divorces, child custody/visitation, child support/paternity, adoptions, family offense (orders of protection), child abuse/neglect and juvenile delinquency. I practice primarily in Westchester (White Plains and vicinity) and the Bronx (Riverdale and vicinity). My website can be found at www.blivenlaw.net.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
What do you think of this custody proposal ?
Q: Law Guardian proposed this to father after favorable forensic report 1. Legal custody to father with decision making. 2. Joint physical custody where the time is split equally. 3. 17% of fathers income for child support, plus add ons for medical.
Forensic recommendation that father get sole legal and physical custody; mother unemployed
A: David's Answer: Its very hard to judge whether this is a "fair" settlement to you, particularly because you didn't identify whether you are the mother or the father. Moreover, there are many other factors which would need to be assessed to say whether this is a fair settlement - other than the results of the forensic. The best thing you can do is sit down with an experienced child custody lawyer in your area & full discuss your case. -- David Bliven, Westchester Family Law attorney (www.blivenlaw.net)