New York Child Custody Factors

In New York, the court shall require verification of the status of any child of the marriage with respect to such child’s custody and support, including any prior orders, and shall enter orders for custody and support as, in the court’s discretion, justice requires, having regard to the circumstances of the case and of the respective parties and to the best interests of the child. (Consolidated Laws of New York - Domestic Relations Laws - Article 13 - Sections: 240)