How Is Child Custody Determined?

Divorce can become a messy process, and it become even more complex if there are children involved. Although choices are made in the best interest of the child, determining which parent will receive custody of the child can prove difficult. While it may be ideal for the child to have access to both parents equally, certain factors may determine which parent will ultimately receive custody,

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One of the primary things a judge may examine is who was the child’s primary caregiver, such as who took the most care and supported the child in their education, medical, or recreational needs. Other factors that are taken into consideration include each parent’s living situation, a parent’s ability to provide necessary care for the child, a parent’s income, and even the parent’s physical and mental health. A judge may also directly ask the child which parent he or she would like to live with.

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This update is provided by the firm Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our Miami family law lawyers.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.