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Child Custody Factor: Putting The Needs of The Child First

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

The third factor to consider is:
(c) “The demonstrated capacity and disposition of each parent to determine, consider, and act upon the needs of the child as opposed to the needs or desires of the parent.”

This factor takes into consideration whether either of the parents continually acts selfishly, putting their own interests above the interests of their child.

For example, if a parent has a habit of spending lavishly on themselves but spending little on the needs of the child (food, clothing, education), a Judge would consider that when determining parental responsibility and time-sharing.

Another example would be where the child has a great opportunity to travel or attend a special event with one parent, but the other parent refuses to be flexible with their time-sharing schedule and allow the child to go.

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.

To schedule a child custody consultation with Gary Dolgin, give us a call at (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

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