Child Custody – Determining who should get Custody

In awarding custody, the court will always consider what is in the best interest of the child. Income, education, criminal history, and certain personal issues regarding a parent’s lifestyle are all considered. Mothers are not always awarded custody nor is the parent with the highest income.

As your lawyers, we advise you regarding what factors the court will take into consideration and how best to present your side of the issue. When necessary, we ask the court to order a psychiatric evaluation of a child, as well as an in-home study. We develop evidence in support our client’s case in defense of what is in the best interest of a child.

Questions? Concerns? Contact Cowen & Jacobs Today

If you have questions regarding child support modifications or a change in child custody arrangements, contact the child custody lawyers at Cowen & Jacobs today. We will evaluate your case and take steps to ensure your rights and best interests — and those of your children — are protected.


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