Child Custody is one of the main areas of family law that is disputed during a divorce. This can often be an emotional time for the parties. It is important to keep the child’s best interests at heart. Although the relationship may or may not have ended on the best note, it is important to keep those emotions out of the decision making. Decisions should be based on rational thoughts and opinions and what will ultimately be the best decision for the entire family.
During the Child Custody determination many factors will be taken into consideration. Factors that are taken into consideration by the judge are whether the parents have stable income, jobs, their living situation, and more. The judge may take into account additional factors as he or she sees fit. It is important to not bad mouth the other party and to try and make the transition for the child as smooth as possible.
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