Although courts weigh many different criteria in child custody proceedings, the most important consideration is the best interests of the child or children. This video provides more information about how custody decisions are made.
In some states, mothers are given priority when assigning custody to parents, but many view both parents equally. The parents' individual financial situations, personal bonds with the children, suitability for parenthood, and a number of other factors are also considered. If the child is of sufficient age to make an informed decision, his or her testimony may also be considered when awarding custody.
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