As a parent, we know all about the ultimate sacrifice. The love of a parent is like no other and you make sure your child experiences this every day. However, parents are still people, which means that they can make mistakes. That's why we cautiously remind all parents going through the child custody process to remember the golden rule. A child's best interests come first.
It can be easy to lose sight of this, being that your child's other parent is difficult to deal with. Or, the history between you could cause stress and leave a communication gap. However, the goal of the court when determining a child custody arrangement is to ensure that the best possible interests of the child are met. This means that parents have to put aside their personal bias and think of the child custody solution through their child's eyes.
This is easier said than done, and parents have a right to be concerned about the other parent's choices and attitude. You may even be concerned about their ability to parent. While these could be legitimate claims, understand that not liking someone personally doesn't make them a bad parent. If you are going to bring up an accusation about a parent's inability to effectively parent, you must have evidence before doing so.
At Maggio Law Firm PC, we are here to help guide parents through a child custody resolution. Whether this is your first time undergoing the child custody process or you are seeking a modification, every parent will have different goals to achieve an outcome with their child's best interests in mind. If left to the courts, a judge will decide. If possible, parents should talk about it and agree amongst themselves.