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Child custody awarded to convicted sex offender

As spouses with children go through divorce, child custody can be a stressful issue. Deciding which parents should have custody of children can be a very drawn out and sometimes nasty ordeal for everyone involved. While an agreement may be reached during divorce proceedings, child custody cases can often be revisited if one or both parents feel that the agreement has become unfair or if a party is not living up to the agreed upon terms. In some cases, custody can even be taken from one parent and given to another.

Residents of New York may find this child custody case very interesting. A mother has had custody of her child her six years, and the father of the child filed a claim that the mother did not allow the father his visitation. Child custody proceedings began, and the father was recently awarded custody of his child. However, what makes the case more interesting is that the father is a convicted sex offender who spent six years in jail.

The mother claims that the father is not fit to have custody of their daughter and states that she does not understand how he could be awarded custody. The mother also feels that her daughter will not be safe if she lives with her father as he was convicted for raping a young child. The mother has decided to continue to fight for custody of her daughter.

Child custody cases are as unique as the parents and children involved. What may seem like an obvious outcome can sometimes have shocking results. Anyone facing child custody proceedings may find information on New York custody laws beneficial. Understanding the best route to take in order to ensure the best outcomes for the children can be helpful in court proceedings.

Source: New York Daily News, "Sex-offender dad gets sole custody of 6-year-old daughter," Michael Walsh, June 29, 2013

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