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Courts have a say in what’s best for a child

by | Aug 25, 2015 | Child Custody, Firm News |

Dealing with child custody cases in divorce can be difficult. This is especially true if you are facing a heated split. Figuring out a schedule for yourself, your ex-spouse and your child can be time consuming and frustrating. This is where the court’s help may come in.

Many custody cases are determined by a judge in court. This is due to the fact that the court is considered a neutral party in the divorce. They are therefore better able to make neutral decisions without personal bias getting in the way. For this reason, your judge may be the one determining what schedule is best for your child.

This is determined by looking at your child’s best interests. Areas of care that are considered include medical and dental care, education, and any other various responsibilities that your family may face. Usually, the division of responsibility will be relatively even. However, there are some cases in which you may get a larger or smaller share of the total responsibilities based on your relationship with your child, with your spouse, and your financial situation. There are other factors that can go into determining this as well, such as your relationship with extended family, your habits, and whether or not there is any history of domestic violence present.

If you would like to learn more about child custody and what constitutes the best interest of your child, please visit our web page. You will be able to find more facts and information about child custody there, which may aid you in your case.