What does the court consider when deciding on child custody?

The court will always make decisions about parenting arrangements based on what is best for the child/ren. Many separated parents can successfully decide how to parent their children based on discussions and compromise. But if the court does make a decision, it will consider what is in the best interests of the child in accordance with the Family Law Act. This decision may not be what you or your ex-partner might prefer, but it will consider the child’s needs above all else.

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