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Determining the ‘best interest for the child’

Each child custody case is different and there is no formula that can be used to determine who will receive custody of the child, but there are a few factors that are looked at when courts decide what is best for the child.

For example, physical care of the child, such as a safe home, food and clothing is a very important. Right behind this is the emotional care of the child such as support from the parents and which parent has the most energy to devote to the child.

Although the court does not determine where the child lives solely on what the child wants, they will take it into consideration. Any harm that the child may be in at each parent’s home is looked into as well as the age and gender of the child. The mental and physical care of the parents and children are also looked into.

If you or a loved one are in the middle of a child custody case, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Colleyville child custody lawyers of the Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today in order to discuss your legal options.