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If I’m Unemployed, Can I Still Get Custody Of My Kids In Our Divorce In Queens?

Yes, while the financial health of both parents is considered in every custody matter in Queens, there are many factors that play into a parent’s bond with and ability to provide a stable and loving home for their children.

A parent who left the workforce to raise the children is unlikely to raise an eyebrow with a judge in terms of establishing fitness as a parent.

The judge will expect that you’ll return to work, because all parents in Queens have a legal obligation to support their children.

How you do this is very circumstance-specific. A parent with young children may be able to manage on part-time employment and save on afterschool childcare costs.

Full time work may also be required, in which case a joint custody arrangement can help manage the childcare load, assuming your ex-spouse is a reliable co-parent.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino help parents in Queens regardless of their employment status.

Call 718-523-1111 today and talk to an experienced Queens divorce and child custody attorney for free.