Legal Question in Family Law in New York

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.

Asked on 7/10/13, 10:13 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Steve Brodsky Esq.

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.

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Answered on 7/10/13, 10:17 am

Jordan Trager Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C.

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.

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Answered on 7/10/13, 12:32 pm

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