Parental rights are vitally important to couples in New York, whether those couples are same-sex partners or heterosexual parents. For same-sex couples, though, there are likely to be even more questions about custody issues when it comes to a divorce, separation or parting of ways. The legal team at Johnson & Cohen understand the custody questions same-sex parents have and can offer much-needed support and guidance.
In New York, there is no formula for child custody; custody decisions which are decided by the court are done so in light of each situation's unique circumstances. One factor the courts will consider in a custody dispute, among many others, is the fitness of each partner as a parent. Thus, it can be critical for those involved in a custody dispute to present appropriate evidence regarding their ability to care for their child. The attorneys at Johnson & Cohen have represented many same-sex partners in child custody cases and are familiar with the best ways to present evidence while protecting the child's interests.