A common-law partner who wants custody of children and child support must make a request to the Court. Custody means living arrangements and visiting rights regarding children. Common-law refers to couples who are not married.
The request to the court is usually called a - motion for child custody and child support. This article briefly explains what is in this kind of motion.
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In family law cases in which children are involved, there are more and more requests for an opinion from an expert. Why is it important to have an expert opinion in a family conflict? Does the judge have to follow the recommendations in the expert's report?
Who Can Ask for an Expert Opinion
These people can ask for an expert's opinion:
another person involved in the child's...
When parents break up, they don't always agree on who will have custody of the children. If they ask a judge to decide, what will the decision be based on?
Factors Judges Use When Deciding Custody
The most important factor in deciding who gets custody is the best interests of each child.
To find out what is in a child's best interest, judges consider these factors, among others:
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