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Danger may prompt New York parents to change child custody terms

One of the hardest situations a parent may have to go through involves determining custody for his or her children. Divorce often results in the court deciding child custody terms, and some parents may not always feel comfortable with those outcomes. Though the decisions should be in the best interests of the children, some agreements may need adjustments later on.

New York residents may be interested in an event that recently occurred in another state that related to a custody exchange. A mother and her boyfriend had apparently met with the child's biological father in order to conduct the exchange. However, an argument broke out between the father and boyfriend, and the father fired gunshots, causing the mother the flee the scene.

Officers arrived at the scene, and it was reported that the mother's boyfriend suffered a gunshot wound in the incident. The injury was not considered life threatening. It was unclear how this incident will impact the custody agreement that the parents of the child had, if a legal agreement was in place. However, it is likely that some repercussions will result as the father was taken into police custody.

Situations in which a child is put in danger can cause many parents to question why they were in the situation in the first place. When it comes to child custody exchange, New York parents may find that seeking modifications in order to keep their children away from a dangerous parent may be warranted. Concerned individuals may wish to learn more about this option by speaking with experienced attorneys.

Source:, "Heated child custody exchange turns into gunfire, police say", Marcus McIntosh, May 20, 2017

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