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Determining Which Parent Gets Child Custody

Last updated 6 years ago

Among the many emotionally charged issues that arise during divorce is child custody. Determining whether one parent will receive full or partial custody of a child will depend on a number of personal and financial matters.

In the event that parents are unable to come to a clear consensus, a judge will need to rule on child custody. The two factors that a judge will evaluate are 1) the child’s primary caretaker and 2) the child’s best interest. The parent who is most involved in such practices as meal planning, healthcare arrangements, and teacher conferences will be highly considered. Watch this video to learn about the other decisions that help determine who gets custody of a child following a divorce.

Trust the family lawyers at Moreno Family Law Firm to guide you through the divorce process. Contact our San Jose office at (408) 266-9011 for help with your child custody case.


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