Guide to New York Child Custody Topics

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 and tips for making a New York parenting plan or custody agreement. Follow these guidelines for a plan you can show a mediator and 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
Instantly determine your child support by entering your incomes, parenting time and number of children. See how different parenting times affect the total.

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, separation or divorce case. Find all the forms you need, learn how to serve papers, and more.

New York child custody evaluations
New York custody evaluations can 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: Go in prepared
New York custody trials are complicated, with witnesses, exhibits, cross examination and more. Understand the processes and protocols 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:

Custody orders in NY: Types, modification, enforcement
Emergency orders, temporary orders, final orders: learn the differences between the three and which may apply in your situation.

7 people to know in New York child custody cases
Do you know the difference between a court attorney and court attorney referee? Between an attorney for the child and guardian ad litem? You may need to for your custody and visitation 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.