Having to go through a divorce is difficult enough, but when children are involved, it can seem like a nightmare. Fortunately, there are specific legal procedures that can make the matter of child custody a fair and balanced process.
A judge will ultimately rule on who gets custody of the child. In most cases, a child will remain in the mother’s care, especially if the child is young. Ultimately, the judge will factor in who the child’s primary caretaker is and what choice will serve the child’s best interests. In this video, you’ll hear from an expert on how determining which parent will get custody of the child basically comes down to fact-sensitive circumstances.
If you’re going through a divorce, let a family lawyer help you navigate through the difficult legal waters. Visit the Belleville office of Dixon & Johnston, P.C., or call us at (618) 233-1103 to schedule a consultation.