Child custody is a crucial issue in any matrimonial case. It will impact the life of your child in many ways. Your child's residence will shape their daily interactions. Simply put, it will dictate how often you see your child.
The Court uses the "best interests of the child standard" when making an award of custody. This standard has not been specifically defined. Rather, it depends upon the facts of each case. In making a determination, the Court will consider who has been the primary caretaker, the existence of a status quo, siblings, parental stability, financial ability and the child's preference.
I have litigated many highly contested and high-conflict custody matters. Many of my cases have gone to trial, where I have obtained very successful results for my clients.