If you are going through a divorce or separation with children involved, it is important to understand what factors are considered when determining custody agreements. When assigning physical and legal custody, the courts consider factors like:
- Mental and physical health of the parents, as well as their moral fitness
- How long the child has lived in an environment that is stable and whether that environment can be continued
- The ability of each of the parents to provide a routine of stability for the child
- Child’s preferences, if the court determines that the child is able to make the decision
- The ability of each of the parents to meet the needs of the child developmentally
- Prior situations or convictions related to domestic violence involving one or both parents
When working through a child custody agreement, it is important to put your best case forward. The experienced family law attorneys at Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help with that.