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Making child custody agreements work for New York parents

Creating a child custody agreement that satisfies both parents and keeps the best interests of the child in focus can be difficult and sometimes contentious. In most cases, both parents want their fair share of parenting time, sometimes resulting in long, battle-heavy negotiations. While it may feel like these decision-making sessions will never end, it's crucial for parents to understand that there really is a light at the end of the tunnel.

What parental rights do unmarried fathers have?

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 41 percent of the babies born in the United States in 2012 were children of unmarried mothers. This increasing trend may have some unwed fathers in New York City wondering exactly what their rights are to their children.

Should I sign a prenuptial agreement before marrying?

Some New York City residents may hesitate to draw up and sign prenuptial agreements before marrying because they feel that it kills the romance. However, with the rate of divorce being one in three for first marriages, and fully half of second and third weddings winding up in divorce court, it is a savvy business decision that can be the smartest financial planning you can do.

Fathers' rights deserve protection in New York court

So, you are a man who is considering divorce or fighting for paternity after having a child out of wedlock. Many New York dads think they can expect to simply be shut out of their children's lives because of courtroom bias. This is not necessarily the case; creating a coherent legal strategy can help dads exercise their fathers' rights and remain actively engaged in their kids' lives for years to come.

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