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What does the court consider in a child custody case?

Child custody is frequently one of the most emotional issues in divorce. Even in cases in which there is no contention between parents, both may wish to have the children with them as much as possible, despite their desire to support the relationship between the children and the other parent. In deciding on child custody matters, a court will be focused only on the child's best interests.

Many factors may enter into this however, and some of the matters they will consider include:

  • The parenting ability each parent has demonstrated, whether positive or negative
  • Any evidence of domestic abuse, neglect or abandonment by either parent or involvement in criminal activity
  • The mental and physical health of each parent
  • The effect of each parent's geographical location on the lifestyle of the children
  • The wishes of each parent, any agreements between the parties and in many cases, the children's preferences

Having your case presented by an experienced and talented Rockville divorce attorney can greatly influence the final court decision. An attorney can also help you address the matter directly with your ex-partner in an uncontested divorce or collaborative divorce.

Child Custody - Fighting for Your Rights

At the Gardner Law Firm, P.C., we understand that the outcome of your case will affect the rest of your life and your children's lives. We take our role very seriously and will consult with you throughout your case, keeping you informed, listening to your concerns, answering your questions and taking aggressive legal action when necessary, always focused strictly on your best interests and objectives in child custody. Mr. Gardner is AV rated with Martindale-Hubble, AV being the highest peer rating possible for professional skill and ethical conduct. It is this level of dedication and care we bring to each case we take on.

If you are faced with resolving a custody issue or fighting for your rights as a parent, contact a Rockville child custody attorney for help.

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