Will the court decide custody based on children’s wishes? It depends on one factor!

Child custody after divorce is often a major point of contention between parents. In an effort to win custody, some parents may engage in inappropriate behavior, such as trying to turn the child against the other parent, in hopes that the child’s wishes will influence the court’s decision.

In divorce custody cases, the court’s primary consideration is the best interests of the child. In order to avoid harm to the child, the court is committed to encouraging the child to maintain a healthy and lasting relationship with both parents.

However, if the child is older, the court is likely to support the child’s wishes.

If you have any legal questions regarding child custody, please contact us immediately. Our Family Lawyers will answer your legal questions and provide you with professional strategies to safeguard your rights.

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