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How Do Judges Determine Parental Fitness In Queens Custody Disputes?

Parental fitness is one consideration in determining custody in Queens, and it is related to a parent’s stability, home environment, lifestyle, health status, career, and similar metrics that are thought to indicate that the person is mature, has good judgment, and can provide proper moral, emotional, and educational support to a child.

While fitness is a crucial piece of a custody determination, it is looked at alongside other measures, such as who the child is living with now, the quality of each parent’s home environment, how open each parent is to facilitating the child’s continuing relationship with the other parent, and so on.

Above all else, the court will work to ensure that the best interests of your child are represented in the ultimate custody decision.

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