Previously, we began looking at some of the factors family courts take into consideration when making child custody determinations. As we noted, the central factor in any case is the best interests of the child, though judges look a variety of factors when considering what arrangement will really be best for a child.
Child custody is one of the most important issues-if not the most important issue-parents have to address in the divorce process. For parents going into child custody proceedings, there can be a lot of apprehension about how the decision is made and how to protect their rights as a parent. Working with an experienced attorney is critical to ensure one has solid guidance.