Child custody is one of the most crucial issues that come up during a divorce case. Both parents want to do what’s right for the child, while maintaining their access and ability to make important decisions.
In California, the most important thing for any judge will always be the best interests of the child. Read on to learn more about some of the things judges look for in child custody cases.
In California—as well as any other state—the court will consider the child’s best interests as its top priority when making a decision on custody.
What exactly are the child’s best interests? In reality, it can depend on a variety of different factors. Although it’s true that a fair amount of a judge’s subjective reasoning may go into the decision, some of the things they will consider when deciding on the issue of custody include:
People tend to think of custody as just the physical location of where the children live. Of course, physical custody is important, as it determines where a child can spend most of their time and with which parent.
But legal custody is just as important for a parent. For example, a joint legal custody situation means that both parents can make important decisions for their children, such as:
One parent might be granted physical custody but made to share legal custody with the other parent.
The impact of these issues underscores the importance of consulting an attorney for your custody questions to make sure that you and your child’s rights are safeguarded.
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