“Extraordinary Circumstances”

http://www.religionlink.com/tip_100126.phpIn family law, the standard for custody determinations is the “best interests of the child.”  In determining the “best interests of the child,” courts look at the totality of the circumstances, and no single factor is controlling.  Although the factors vary state to state, they may include the emotional ties between the child and each parent, each parent’s ability to provide for the child, the mental and physical health of each party, the responsibility for care previously exercised by each parent, and the child’s wishes (if the child is of an appropriate age).… <Read More>