Can I get sole custody in NYC based on my son's father being verbally abusive towards him using curse words such as "faggot". He is not there for him financially and whenever I need a form signed by him for any sort of consent, It takes weeks and months. He has been arrested for domestic violence and DUI.
2 Answers from Attorneys
You can almost certainly get sole physical custody (i.e. your son lives with you). You may also have a good chance of getting sole legal custody. You should consult a divorce lawyer. Feel free to call us at 212-913-9907.
If there is not presently an order of custody you stand a good chance of getting it. You will need to file a petition in the family court. If there is already an order you will have to seek to modify it.