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In most states, a court "reasonably assumes" that joint custody is in the best interest of a child...but what factors are looked at to determine if it is NOT in the best interest of the child?

Regarding child custody, most states make a "reasonable assumption" that joint legal/physical custody is in the best interest of the child. What do they look at and factor in to determine if it is NOT in the best interest of the child, and if sole legal custody for one parent and visitation for the other is a better arragement?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:46 PM on Aug. 2, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • drug & alcohol problems, a stable environment to live in, enough money, mental problems, criminal record, stuff like that...
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 12:27 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • if the dad doesnt show up in court you get custody that what happened to me. but i also know people with drugs/criminal record and they have custody just because the other parent is worse. usually they give the mom custody.
    mudgirl

    Answer by mudgirl at 5:45 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

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