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Evaluating your child’s best interests

While a divorce is hard on everyone in the family, it also allows you and your former spouse to reduce the conflicts your child experienced during your marriage. Your child has other needs besides a more peaceful environment, though, and in California, the judge will weigh those when preparing the final divorce decree. We at Palmer Rodak & Associates understand the considerations that go into a child custody decision, and have helped many parents to prepare parenting plans that the courts agreed to implement as written.

As Psychology Today points out, best interests for children do not come as a set of one-size-fits-all criteria, necessarily. The goal is to create circumstances that make it easiest for your child to adjust and become happy and healthy. To that end, research has identified several factors beyond the basic physical needs that are essential for your child, and every other.

You may want your child to have as little contact with the other parent as possible. However, unless the situation involves abuse, experts indicate that children thrive better when they are able to develop and maintain a healthy bond with each parent. Your child will also benefit significantly from a stable routine that is as close as possible to the one in place before the divorce.

Keeping these factors in mind when you discuss the parenting plan with your child’s other parent may be key to a schedule that is easily approved by the court, and truly provides for your child’s best interests. More information about parenting plans is available on our web page.

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