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Free Legal Aid provides useful information about child custody. In addition to the video here, be sure you check out other resources.
Although the law no longer presumes mothers are better parents, the best interests of the child often dictate that children stay with mom. In fact, some states have passed laws stating that there is no custody preference for women over men. check to learn more.
If you are going through a divorce, you will want to know whether your child will live primarily with you, and if not, whether will you will be able to make important decisions as to how your child will be raised. check to learn more.
First and foremost, the “best interest of the child” standard always applies in any custodial proceedings, and really in any dispute that will affect the welfare of a child. There are many things that the court considers in addition to the “best interest of the child” standard. check to learn more.
To win child custody ultimately means that you are happy with your custody situation and the custody arrangements are in the best interest of your child. You work with the other parent or on your own to create a custody agreement that fulfills the needs of your child. check to learn more.
In your heart, you're committed to winning child custody. But do you know what you need to do—and not do—to make that happen? These do's and don'ts will help you present yourself to the courts in the best light and help you win your child custody case. check to learn more.