CHILD CUSTODY SERIES: 20 Factors A Judge Must Consider When Determining Issues of Parental Responsibility and Time-Sharing
The fourth factor to consider is:
(d) “The length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment and the desirability of maintaining continuity.”
This factor takes into consideration how much disruption to their everyday life the child is experiencing during the divorce as well as how much disruption the child may experience after the divorce is finalized.
When a Judge is determining parental responsibility and time-sharing during a divorce or modification, the best interest of the child is the top consideration. Keeping a child’s everyday life stable, minimizing disruption to their home life and school life is a priority.
For example, during a divorce it is generally preferred to keep the child in the same home and school that they have been in for the past several years.
Also, after the divorce is final, the parent that provides the most stable environment and schedule is typically awarded majority time-sharing. So, for example, if one parent is constantly traveling while the other does not, this would be a factor to consider.
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If you are having any child custody issues such as time-sharing problems, parental responsibility or any other custody issue that may be causing an unhealthy situation for your child, or negatively affecting your parental rights, we are here to help you.
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