Mothers Always Get Custody
The court’s primary concern is the best interests of the child, and custody is determined based on a variety of factors, including the child’s health, safety, and well-being, as well as each parent’s ability to provide for the child’s needs.
Joint Custody Means Equal Time
The court will determine a custody arrangement that is in the best interests of the child, which may include a shared physical custody arrangement or a primary physical custody arrangement with visitation rights for the non-custodial parent.
The Child Gets to Choose Which Parent to Live With
While a child’s preference may be taken into consideration, the court ultimately makes the final decision based on the best interests of the child.
Fathers Have No Rights
Fathers have the same legal rights as mothers in child custody cases. The court’s decision is based on the best interests of the child, not on the gender of the parent.
Child Support and Custody are Linked
The court will determine a child support order based on the financial needs of the child and the ability of each parent to provide support, regardless of the custody arrangement.