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Determining the Best Interests of a Child

Making the decision to get a divorce can be one of the most difficult decisions that you will ever make. This is usually because a divorce is accompanied by a myriad of life changes for everyone involved, including any children who are products of the marriage. While some parents are able to come to quick custody agreements, many others are not, causing them to have to take their case to court. When this happens, a court or judge will always first consider the best interests of the child using a variety of factors.

Having your and your child’s future undecided can be especially challenging. The Raleigh child custody attorneys of the Marshall & Taylor Law Firm, P.C., understand how frustrated and worried you may be when trying to come to a custody settlement and, as such, work tirelessly to try and get you the settlement you feel is best for your family. Contact us today at 919-833-1040.

Factors Considered

When determining what is in the best interests of a child, a judge will typically consider a number of factors, including:

  • Domestic violence
  • Safety of both spouses from domestic violence
  • Child’s safety
  • Ability to provide a stable, supportive environment
  • Future needs of the child

Depending on this and a few other factors, a judge will decide whether joint or sole custody is best for a child.

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You do not have to face the complicated process of determining custody alone. With the aid of an experienced Raleigh child custody lawyer of the Marshall & Taylor Law Firm, P.C., you may be able to more easily reach an agreement that is amenable to everyone. Contact us by calling 919-833-1040 to discuss your unique situation with a compassionate attorney.