Child Custody

Written by Michael O'Brien
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When a parent faces the unfortunate task of fighting for custody of their children, there are many factors to take into consideration. A child custody dispute can be a difficult, painful process. Being armed with the right knowledge can help.

How to Win Child Custody

One of the first things to resolve in any child custody situation is in the determining of what is in the best interests of the child. If a parent is abusive or unfit to care for their children, then this is a good case against that parent being given the rights to any kind of custody. Being able to back up a case against a parent who may be unfit with proof or eyewitness testimony is essential.

If parental fitness is not an issue, and both parents are equally able to care for a child, the best interests of a child should also take into account the need for the influence of both parents in their life. Studies have shown that children from broken homes are more likely to lead normal, happy, well adjusted lives if both parents have an equal role in their upbringing.

Knowing What is Best

Once it's been determined what is best for a child, the next step is in taking legal steps to resolve the proper custody arrangements. Again, making sure what is being done is in the best interests of a child, is far more important than personal feelings.

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