Guide to New York Child Custody

Where to begin:

New York child custody and visitation: Laws and more
Answers to your New York child custody questions. How much will it cost? How long will it take? Do I need a lawyer? What is physical custody vs. legal custody?

New York parenting plans and custody agreements
Rules, tips and a template for making a NY parenting plan. Twelve topics to include. Get a plan you can propose to a judge or use to settle.

New York custody and visitation scheduling guidelines
Save time and ensure your custody calendar meets New York requirements by using these guidelines. See popular schedules and tips for kids of different ages.

New York child support calculator
Estimate your payment with just a few pieces of data: income, number of children and number of overnights. How to modify child support and more.

Going to court:

Court process: 7 steps to child custody in New York
The child custody court process from start to finish, with all the resources you need along the way. How to file, prepare for court and more in New York.

Filing for child custody in New York: 6 steps
Follow six steps while filing to avoid mistakes that can stall your New York custody case. The forms you need, how to serve papers, and more.

New York child custody evaluations
New York custody evaluations play a big role in a judge's ruling. Make sure you know why they're ordered, how they work and what's expected of parents.

Child custody trials in New York: Tips for preparing
New York custody trials can be complicated, with Lincoln hearings and more. Understand the processes so you get what's best for your child.

Staying out of court:

Settling child custody and visitation in New York: 4 steps
Settling is considered the best way to decide custody. Follow these steps to do it quickly, with no hiccups. Free templates and forms.

Alternative ways to decide custody in New York
These methods for deciding child custody outside of a courtroom are becoming more common in New York. Could one work for you?

More on New York custody:

New York child custody orders
All about New York court orders for child custody. Three types of orders and when you need them. Plus, how to follow, enforce and modify them.

7 people to know in New York child custody cases
Do you know what a guardian ad litem is? The difference between a court attorney and a court attorney referee? You may need to for your custody case.

Special circumstances in New York child custody
No two New York child custody cases are the same. Do you need an interpreter? Monitored exchanges? Supervised visitation? What other considerations are you forgetting?

6 ways to use the Custody X Change app in New York
Custody X Change can make your New York custody case shorter and simpler, with better outcomes. Use it to keep track of evidence for trial, negotiate, settle and more.

New York child custody resources and support
Need more information? Direct links to local courts, child support agencies, our New York legal sources and beyond.