Factors courts consider when determining custody
Child custody can be determined by many factors. It depends on the age of the child as well. If it’s a young child, maybe an infant, if the mother has been the primary caregiver, the judges look at what’s always in the best interest of the child—also, if she’s been a stay-at-home mom, or if the father has been more of the primary caregiver. They look at all different factors, the age, if there has been any kind of physical or emotional abuse, who fixes the meals every day, who takes them to the extracurricular activities, who takes them to school, who takes them to the doctor, who takes them to the dentist. Judges look at everything that entails the rearing of a child, and that will determine probably who would get primary custody of that child. The difference between joint and sole managing conservatorship has a lot to do with determining if there’s any kind of physical abuse, any kind of drug abuse, or any kind of emotional abuse too on the child.