Getting sole custody

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What Matters

A custody dispute can result in the most bitter of divorce battles. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement, a judge will decide for you. The Judge will consider “the best interests of the child.” In making her determination, the main issues judge will consider are the:

  • Quality of the relationship between the child and each parent,
  • Child’s adjustment at home, school and community,
  • Mental health of all involved,
  • Physical and emotional safety of the child, and
  • The willingness of each parent to encourage a relationship between the child and the other parent.