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The emotionally-charged complexity of child custody matters requires the experienced representation of a family court attorney who is able to comprehend each client’s individual needs and adjust to the unique concerns and considerations that come with every case. I can assist you with family custody matters to arrive at a situation that protects the children’s best interests first and foremost. I am committed to protecting the rights of every client during a custody dispute. If you are involved in a custody dispute, please contact The Law Office of Christopher N. Luhn, P.C. today to schedule your initial case evaluation.

Family court rulings can greatly impact not only your rights, but the rights of your family. I can help protect your interests and provide legal counsel for all family custody matters. To schedule your free consultation today, call 518-884-0000.

Appointed Law Guardian

I currently serve on the Saratoga County Family Court Law Guardian Panel and have been appointed to represent the best interests of the children in the court system. Judges use my appointment to assign cases. This gives me unique perspective in court cases involving children. The Law Office of Christopher N. Luhn, P.C. serves clients in the Albany, New York area.

Child Custody FAQs

How do courts decide who gets custody of the children?

Almost all courts make their custody decisions based on what is in the best interest of the children, which can depend on a variety of factors, including the mental and physical health of the parent, the parent’s lifestyle, whether there is a history of drug or alcohol abuse, physical abuse, or domestic violence. The child’s bond with the parent also plays a role in the court’s decision.

Does custody always go to just one parent?

No. Joint custody, or partial custody to both parents, is often awarded. Joint custody can either be physical (the children physically live with each parent for a portion of the time), legal (children live with one parent but both parents are equally responsible for making major parenting decisions), or a combination of both.

Are courts more likely to award custody to the mother of the children?

Not necessarily- most states require their courts to decide which parent should receive custody based solely on the basis of the best interests of the children, without the parent’s gender playing a role in the decision.

The Law Office of Christopher N. Luhn, P.C. can help you with your child custody matters. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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