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Basic Child Custody Facts to Remember

  • The court makes the final decision, thus assumes full responsibility in order to permanently safeguard the child against acute or chronic feelings of guilt.

  • In most states the court will consider the child's wishes differently according to his or her age.

  • In a situation involving more than one child, experts feel that it is usually best to keep all siblings together with respect to the custody arrangements.

  • Divorce splits the bond of husband and wife, and custody splits the bond of parenting.

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