Are you facing a contested child custody case in Massachusetts? Learn what factors the judges consider when deciding which parent gets legal and physical custody of the children.
Family Court judges have a lot of discretion in deciding which parent gets child custody. Facing an impending custody battle can be scary for parents. The lack of cut-and-dry rules for determining custody can evoke feelings of anxiety and uncertainty, but with an experienced child custody attorney in your corner, you can face your case with confidence knowing they will pursue the best possible outcome.
The lack of rigid rules for determining child custody can actually act in your favor, as your attorney will have more room to make arguments in your favor. When deciding child custody, the ultimate standard for the courts is the best interests of the child.
When determining what custody arrangement or parenting plan is in the best interests of the child, family court judges might consider:
While judges might consider a child’s wishes when determining custody, there are many reasons why this cannot be the deciding factor in a custody case. For example, we have seen the following:
No two custody cases are the same. If you are looking for a customized legal solution to secure the best possible outcome for both you and your children, contact Miller Law Group, P.C. today for a free legal evaluation. We represent individuals throughout Massachusetts.