Child custody (called physical care by the courts) is determined by the best interests of the children. The Court will rely on many factors but the best interests of the children is the primary goal. The court looks at several different factors:
The Court may also look at other factors such as which parent is the historical primary caretaker and whether the parent is supportive of the child’s relationship with the other parent. Whether there has been domestic abuse in the home is also a factor.
No case is the same, as there are a variety of things that factor into the Court’s award of custody/physical care. The attorneys at Kaplan & Frese, LLP offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We can provide you information and advice to put yourself in the best possible position.