My sister was advised by a local attorney that stated she should “let things be” The attorney stated that if pushed, the ex-partner may demand full custody by trying to prove he has a better living arrangement than she and demand child support from her. I don’t believe this is good advice, nor fair. Does living with our parents hurt her?
A: David's Answer: I don't believe this was good advise either. She should certainly begin keeping a paper-trail as to the days/times he's picking up the child. Merely living with your parents wouldn't be counted against her if she has sufficient accommodations for the child. That said, before filing for a modification of custody, she should schedule a consultation with a NYC Child Custody attorney for a full assessment. -- David Bliven, Bronx Child Custody attorney (www.blivenlaw.net)