No, judges in Queens don’t always award child custody to the mother, and there is no law that compels them to do so.
While in most cases one parent will be responsible for the majority of day-to-day care for children after a divorce, judges are strongly interested in helping parents remain close with their children and creating custody agreements that ensure that the bond between both parents and their children is as unhindered as possible by the divorce.
While it may feel like a blow if the judge decides that your spouse should have physical custody, that determination usually isn’t a judgment on your fitness as a parent.
Judges want to help maintain as much stability in a child’s home life as possible, and the parent who can provide that has a strong case for custody.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino have helped many parents in Queens develop strong, comprehensive custody petitions that keep them close to their kids.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with experienced Queens divorce and child custody attorneys.