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What factors are used to determine which parent gets custody?

Child custody is a sensitive issue. It can be especially difficult if both parents have found themselves feuding over which parent will get custody. When parents cannot come to an agreement on child custody, it is common for them to take their dispute to court and let the judge decide which parent will be awarded custody of the child. While all states have their own way of determining which parent will get custody of their children, in South Carolina the judge may examine certain factors to make a decision.

The following are examples of factors that a judge may use to determine which parent will be awarded custody of your child:

  • Physical and mental health of both parents and child
  • Past and present relationship between the child and parent
  • Abuse committed by one parent to the other or to the child
  • Parent's ability to properly care for the child

There are many more factors that the judge may examine and each and each is important. The best interest of the child may be kept in mind, so it should come as no surprise that one parent may be seen as a better option. Just because one parent is seen as the better option to the judge does not mean that parent is, in fact, the one who deserves custody. This may cause one parent to continue to dispute the child custody arrangement.

If you are currently dealing with a custody dispute, the assistance of an attorney may be necessary. With so many factors being examined by the courts prior to custody being awarded, an attorney may be able to help you prove to a judge that you are the better choice. Your child deserves to be with the parent who can care for them properly. If you feel as though you are that parent, an attorney may be able to help you with your case.

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