Here are some factors used by the court to determine child custody
- The Court will determine whether the child will benefit from joint legal custody or physical custody based on each parent’s ability to address his or her physical, psychological and emotional needs.
- The court will measure each parent’s ability to make their child’s welfare a top priority
- The court will measure whether one parent is will to accept a positive relationship between the child and the other parent.
- The distance between both parent’s homes.
- Did both parents participate in the child’s upbringing prior to the divorce?
- The ability of both parents to cooperate and make joint decisions.
- Any history of child or spousal abuse.
- The preference of the child, depending on their age