What does a judge look for in a custody battle?
Family Law, Best interests – Primary considerations for child custody: the benefit to the child of having a meaningful relationship with both of the childs parents; and. the need to protect the child from physical or psychological harm from being subjected to, or exposed to, abuse, neglect or family violence.
Will living with my boyfriend affect custody?
Judges can consider cohabitation as a factor when deciding on custody arrangements, as it can affect the stability and well-being of the childs living environment. However, judges typically will not deny custody solely based on living with a new partner.
What does it take to prove a parent unfit?
If the court deems one parent “unfit,” the other parent will likely receive custody. Some factors that a court may use to determine a persons fitness as a parent include: A history of child abuse. Any court will look unfavorably on a parent with a history of abusing his or her children.