What standard does a court apply in making a custody decision?

Before there is a court order, who has custody? What factors does a court consider in making a custody decision? Do mothers have an advantage in custody proceedings?

NOTICE: None of these questions and answers constitute legal advice. To obtain legal advice, consult with an attorney. This is especially important in divorce and family law matters, in which outcomes are often peculiar to the particular facts and circumstances of the case.

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Question: What standard does a court apply in making a visitation schedule?

Answer: Visitation issues are judged by the same standard as other custody issues: the best interests of the child.

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