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What is considered the best interests of the child?

Child custody, parenting time, visitation and any other term related to how much time you spend with your child after a divorce could leave you feeling a bit confused. The courts, however, only care about one thing, really. That is, what is in the best interests of the child. How is this determined?

The court will use a number of factors in determining what it feels are the child's best interests. Some of these factors include:

-- The capacity of the parents to meet the needs of the child.

-- The wishes of the parents as.

-- The current and past relationship each parent has with the child, as well as the child's current interaction and relationship with siblings or other people who may affect the child's best interest.

-- Whether the parents are able to be involved in the child's life.

-- How well the child has adjusted to his or her school, community and home.

-- The physical and mental health of everyone involved.

-- Other factors that the court deems important.

At The O'Neil Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys understand that the best interests of the child must be the court's main consideration. We believe in showing the court why the best interests of the child include spending time with you.

Child custody can be one of the most acrimonious battles that are fought in divorce and family law courtrooms. It is important to have an experienced attorney by your side so your story can be presented to the court. We have many webpages that are available for you to review on child custody.

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