Custody is one of the most emotional parts of divorce for the entire family. Divorce can be very difficult when children are involved because life as they know it will never be the same. In addition, the idea that a parent will not spend as much time with their child as they once did can be very upsetting. There are a lot of situations in which the parents getting divorced cannot come to an agreement about custody because of course, neither of them wants to give up time with their child. In these situations, the court may have to decide for them based on the facts they are given about each parent.
When the court is trying to determine physical custody, which is simply with which parent the child lives, they have to consider a number of factors. The court will primarily take into consideration what is in the best interest of the child based on the factors assessed. Many times, the court will award joint physical custody and grant both parties parenting time, even though one parent may get more time than the other. In other cases, the court may award sole custody because they believe one party is unfit to parent.
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