Child Custody Factor: Moral Fitness Of Parents and How It Affects The Child

CHILD CUSTODY SERIES: 20 Factors A Judge Must Consider When Determining Issues of Parental Responsibility and Time-Sharing

The sixth factor to consider is:
(f) “The moral fitness of the parents.”

This factor takes into consideration the morals and ethics demonstrated by the parents that will have a direct impact on the child’s well-being.

For example, if a parent demonstrates good moral character by being truthful, trustworthy, reliable and relays these good moral skills to their child then a Judge will consider that favorably towards time-sharing and parental responsibility.

However, if, for example, a parent has demonstrated poor moral character by being involved with others who engage in unlawful behaviors where such relationships may be harmful to the child, or if a parent teaches the child that lying and being deceitful is acceptable, a Judge will consider that unfavorably when determining the issues of time-sharing and parental responsibility.

When deciding on time-sharing and parental responsibility, a Judge would have to keep the best interests of the child in mind and consider how the moral behaviors of each parent may affect the child.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we have been helping mothers and fathers with child custody for over 30 years in the Tampa area.

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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