When determining which party gets custody of the child, the court must act “in the best interest of the child(ren).” In most instances, this means that the parents will have joint custody of the youth. In these cases, the parents share time spent with the children and make joint decisions about the children’s education and healthcare. Duties and holidays are shared, and a preset schedule is typically created.
If one parent is decided to be unfit for raising kids, however, then sole custody will be awarded to the other patent. The custody determination will remain in this state until the non-custodial parent can prove that he or she is able to provide a good environment for the children.
If you would like to learn more about determination of child custody, contact the Oceanside divorce attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel today at 760-722-7646.
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