New York Mothers Rights
Mother’s from the beginning of time have played a crucial role in the raising their children. In most cases mothers seek custody of their children. Sometimes custody litigation ensues between a father and a mother regarding who should be the custodial parent of the children.
Up until 1988, it was presumed the mother would always receive custody of her children unless she was “unfit.” Being an unfit mother was defined as being a drug addict, having a mental impairment, being an alcoholic, being neglectful or abusive to the children or being unable to handle the custodial responsibilities of raising children.
Since 1988 this is no longer true. Today fathers and mothers have equal rights to custody. Custody litigation is much more common in both the Supreme Court and the Family Court. Father’s often seek custody!
Obtaining Custody for the Working Mother
In America today it is common for women to work after they have children. In cases where both the father and mother are working on a full time basis, the issues involving who will receive custody become more complicated. In these situations it is no longer as clear as it was in the past who is the primary nurturing parent. It is extremely important in these situations to have aggressive, experienced lawyers representing you in custody proceedings.
In the Old Testament there is a story of a custody dispute. Two woman had babies on or about the same time. During the course of an evening while the babies slept next to each other one of them died. Both women claimed that the remaining child was hers. The dispute was brought to King Solomon.
King Solomon upon hearing this dispute ordered his body guard to draw his sword and cut the baby in half and gave one half to each mother. When the body guard unsheathed his sword one mother threw her body on the child to protect the child from the sword. She screamed to King Solomon give the child to the other woman. King Solomon realized that only the natural mother would take such an action and gave her the child and punished the other woman for her lies.
Unfortunately judges today do not have the wisdom of King Solomon. They also are very busy. It is up to the attorney handling the custody dispute on the behalf of each litigant to develop a sophisticated logical presentation to show why his or her client is the more appropriate person to receive custody.
Contact an Experienced New York Family Attorney
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