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Category: Child Custody

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The Best Interests of a Child Test

The Best Interests of a Child test is the standard by which the courts decide questions regarding Child Custody. To a certain extent, it should be common sense. For example, if one parent hits a child and the other parent doesn't, then it's in the child's best interest for the child to go with the non-abusive parent. That is an extreme example, but that (in very basic terms) exemplifies the test.

The Complexity of Visitation Plans

Keep in mind that a judge wants to have as much visitation time as possible with each parent. So if one parent is working 16 hours a day, a judge is going to want to place the children with the parent who's not working as much.

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