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Many factors go into child support and custody decisions

Deciding to divorce your spouse is only one part of the equation. If there are children involved, then the matter of child support and custody can quickly become confusing and overwhelming. California families do have options to turn to when you are concerned that you and your former spouse are unable to arrive at the best decisions.

One important consideration that may be helpful to remember is that a separation agreement that addresses custody may become the ordered arrangement once the court gets involved. Judges are often more inclined to maintain continuity for children if an established plan was determined early in the process. It is important to ensure that any plan is workable and in the best interest of the children before either parent takes any action that a court may enforce.

There are many factors that a court will consider when deciding custody and ordering who pays support. A judge will take into consideration the ability of the parents to provide care and stability to the child. The location of each parent's home in relation to the child's established home and schools are other factors that a judge will take into consideration. A court will always take the child's preference into consideration if he or she is old enough to express an informed opinion.

Other factors will include whether the parents are willing to encourage a relationship with the other parent and whether each parent is physically and emotionally capable of providing care for the child. The decision of where children will reside and with whom can have life-long implications in the life of children. If you are struggling to determine the best child support plan for your children, you can seek the input of an experienced California family law attorney who can help ensure that the best possible options are chosen for your cherished children.

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